Special Issue "Implementation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Marine Ecosystem Management"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 13395
Interests: plankton ecology; resurrection ecology; neuston; hyperbenthos; Copepoda Calanoida (freshwater and marine); zoogeography; submarine caves; aquariums and museums
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The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) in the early 2000s grouped ecosystem services into four categories: provisioning; regulating; supporting; and cultural. According to the MA project, biodiversity is a necessary underlying component of ecological goods and services. Biodiversity, sometimes referred to as an ecological good/service per se, undoubtedly also supports ecological goods and services. At a local and national scale, however, relatively limited information still exists about the status of many ecosystem services with the lowest level of information coming from marine ecosystems.
New methodological approaches are probably necessary to fill in the existing knowledge gap between land and marine ecosystems. The perspective and/or the maintenance of human wellbeing necessarily asks for a bigger contribution (in terms of direct resources and indirect services) of the marine environment, which represents 71% of the Earth surface.
The present Special Issue aims to put together classical and innovative studies of the submarine world, mostly those parts (e.g., the mesophotic–aphotic, or the open sea) from where new information arrives in terms of Carbon sequestration, tourist attraction, fishery management and new food sources, new biological products, other than the consciousness of where the most urban litter goes.
Prof. Dr. Genuario Belmonte
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- Ecosystem services
- Marine biodiversity
- Marine environment management
- Mesophotic environment
- Carbon sink
- Fishery and marine food
- New marine based tourism
- Climate history
- Marine litter