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Special Issue "Effect of Aquatic Environment on Fish Ecology"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water, Agriculture and Aquaculture".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2023) | Viewed by 15380
Special Issue Editor
Interests: fish ecophysiology; environmental stress; fish growth; freshwater aquaculture; fish ecology
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Special Issue in Water: Effect of Aquatic Environment on Fish Ecology II
Special Issue Information
Fish living in water exhibits magnificent life legends on the blue planet. Aquatic environments in oceans, rivers, lakes, and ponds provide the conditions for fish survival, growth, and reproduction. Natural events and anthropogenic activities, such as climate change, water construction projects, and water pollution, are changing the aquatic environment. Fish must attempt to adapt to this changing environment. Alterations in fish early life history, growth and reproduction strategies, population size, community structure and function, and other fish-related ecological issues, have occurred in recent decades.
Scientists are trying to elucidate the mechanism of the ecological adaption of fish to the aquatic environment. Modern techniques and methods have been developed to study how fish interact with their environment in a wide range of aquatic habitats and artificial water bodies. Fish can modify their organs’ structure and function in response to the water physicochemical environment, change their reproduction strategy for population sustainability, and adjust their behavior and growth patterns in response to environmental change. If the environment changes beyond the physiological tolerance of the fish, however, they cannot re-establish homeostasis, which eventually causes fish death, altering the aquatic community structure or affecting fish farming.
With this Special Issue of Water, we offer a platform for the publication of innovative original articles and reviews regarding the effect of the aquatic environment on fish ecology. The scope of this Special Issue includes, but is not limited to: the effect of different environmental factors on fish development, growth, and reproduction; studies modeling environmental impacts on fish population and culture; the responses of fish to water pollution; mechanisms of fish adaption to environmental stress; and ecological changes in fish cultured in freshwater and seawater. To quantify and describe the functional relationships between fish and the aquatic environment will lead to better management of fish farming and better conservation strategies for fish species, populations, and communities, leading to a more sustainable aquatic food supply.
Prof. Dr. Dapeng Li
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- fish ecology
- fish growth
- physiological ecology
- fish behavior
- water pollution
- ocean acidification
- environmental stress
- population dynamics