Special Issue "Multiplicity, Characteristics, Main Impacts, and Stewardship of Natural and Artificial Freshwater Environments: Consequences for Biodiversity Conservation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (22 November 2019).
Interests: freshwater science; environmental biology; environmental change; phycology; groundwater
Interests: applied ecology; aquatic bioassessment; freshwater ecology; alternative biomonitoring methods
Interests: conservation; biogeography; ecohydrogeology; evolutionary ecology; fluvial ecology; rivers; sensitive species; springs ecosystem ecology
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Interests: freshwater biodiversity observations; freshwater conservation planning; Earth observations
The rationale of this Special Issue is to collect papers that discuss the potential of the different natural and artificial freshwater habitat types to contribute to freshwater biodiversity conservation. We are especially seeking articles that illustrate the potential of near-natural and man-made freshwater habitats (focus can be narrowed on ecolgical categories, e.g., phytobenthos- or taxocoenoses, etc.) for biodiversity conservation by examining their ecological characteristics, conservation status, and main impacts affecting them. The following topics are alredy planned to be included in the Special Issue: Potential and value of springs, natural and artificial lakes affected by marked water-level fluctuations, large ancient lakes, mires, mountain and high-mountain lakes, streams and rivers for freshwater biodiversity conservation; springs (as compared to streams) as refugial habitat for sensitive species (Least-Impaired Habitat Relicts—LIHRe concept); can freshwater-biodiversity inventoring be funded independently from assessment and monitoring efforts?
Dr. Marco Cantonati
Dr. Sandra Poikane
Prof. Dr. Catherine M. Pringle
Dr. Lawrence E. Stevens
Dr. Eren Turak
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Near-natural freshwater habitats
- man-made freshwater habitats
- freshwater biodiversity
- conservation ecology
- biodiversity inventoring
- environmental-quality assessments
- water-level fluctuations (WLF)