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Special Issue "Freshwater Quality as a Driver of Aquatic Ecosystem Health"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
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Interests: water management; water quality; ecohydrology, freshwater ecosystems; river restoration; hydrology; multivariate statistics
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Interests: ecology; aquatic biodiversity macroinverebrates; freshwater ecosystems; floodplain lakes; coastal lakes; water quality
There is still growing demand for more knowledge-based actions on freshwater quality change in water ecosystems as habitats for a diversity of aquatic organisms. The last few decades have brought a number of reports on the mechanistic understanding of the hydro-biogeochemical processes governing mobilization, transport, fate, and effects of pollutants in order to assess and implement the best abatement practices. On the other hand, a variety of restoration actions have been undertaken to recover degraded freshwater ecosystems to healthy conditions, simultaneously promoting the biodiversity development and ecosystem services.
In this Special Issue, anthropogenically-induced changes in water quantity and quality are expected to be assessed in the context of altered patterns of land use, water withdrawal, and species invasions. The manuscripts exploring potential effects of water quality change on freshwater ecosystems in changing climate, including models of instream flow, bioenergy, nutrient spiraling, and models relating food webs to hydrologic regime are particularly welcome. Various organic and non-organic pollutants delivered to freshwater ecosystems should be discussed in relation to the impact and toxicity level on biotic and abiotic elements. The research results referring to potential ecological risks, benefits, and costs of water quality improvement are required to enhance ability to predict and identify impacts and to evaluate management options.
In light of the above, we would like to call for papers where you share your recent discoveries within the field of the biotic and abiotic response to water quality change in freshwater ecosystems. Perspectives on the use of biological indicators for monitoring and protecting aquatic environments are of our interest, as well. We expect contributions containing advanced methodological procedures for in situ hydroecological research and monitoring, analytical tools, including improved methodology for water quality assessment and toxic levels, as well as multivariate chemometric analyses on comprehensive environmental data sets.
Dr. Katarzyna Glińska-Lewczuk
Dr. Krystian Obolewski
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 monthly 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 1800 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.
- Water Quality
- Freshwater Ecosystems
- Water Flow