Special Issue "Human-Induced Changes to Aquatic Communities: Monitoring and Ecological Restoration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 September 2019).
Interests: coleoptera, hemiptera, aquatic ecology, conservation, biogeography, environmental stress.
Interests: aquatic ecosystems; freshwater biodiversity; riparian ecology; river restoration; ecosystem functioning; climate change
Freshwater ecosystems have experienced intense, multiple and long-standing human pressures that have caused damage to aquatic and riparian biodiversity and contributed to their being considered one of the most threatened ecosystems in the world. The main anthropogenic impacts are caused by activities such as water overexploitation, channelization, flow regulation, riparian deforestation, agricultural and urban pollution and the spread of non-native species. In the last decades, different biomonitoring schemes have been applied to detect the biological responses of aquatic and riparian communities and determine the ecological status of inland waters. Based on this information, management and restoration actions have been developed to try to reverse this environmental degradation. However, how aquatic communities respond to multiple anthropogenic impacts and especially to restoration actions is still poorly understood. This Special Issue aims to compile experiences of the biomonitoring of impacted and restored inland water ecosystems around the world to gain insight into human-induced changes to freshwater communities in a framework of global change and identify effective restoration actions to recover them.
Dr. Andrés Millán
Dr. Daniel Bruno
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- aquatic biodiversity
- environmental management
- freshwater ecology
- global change
- human impacts
- restoration actions