Special Issue "Advances in Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment in Marine and Coastal Regions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
Interests: coastal oceanography; marine ecology; environmental assessment; biodiversity; integrated coastal zone management; transitional waters
Interests: Eco-hydrology, socio-hydrology, socio-ecological resilience, urban flood management, wastewater loading capacity
Interests: marine microbiology; microbial ecology; environmental quality; marine monitoring; biogeochemical cycles; microbial enzymes; microbial viability; substrate colonization; plastisphere; bacterial pathogens; rapid detection methods; fish microflora and physiology; temperate and polar ecosystems
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University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: Remote sensing and assessment of environmental quality; GIS of the offshore coastal area; Simulation of ecological processes in the coastal-offshore area; Environmental assessment and planning; Coastal area disasters
This Special Issue aims at the promotion of a multidisciplinary approach to evaluate the quality of aquatic ecosystems, with a particular focus on the transitional environments where marine and terrestrial habitats interlink. Research/review papers jointly dealing with coastal oceanography, hydrogeology, biogeochemistry and marine ecology are of interest, although studies on surface waters (rivers, lakes, etc.) in coastal regions are also welcomed. Papers concerning issues related to the assessment of the ecological status of the water body and related habitats, short-term or long-term comparative evaluation, resilience and vulnerability to expected changes (anthropogenic pressures, climate fluctuations) are envisaged, with contents spanning from field studies encompassing innovative technologies (e.g., automatic systems, buoys and fixed points of observation, remote sensing) to promising approaches and methodologies (e.g., indicators, microbiology, structural and functional changes of biodiversity, link between quality and climate-related local changes) to modeling. It is hoped that this Special Issue will serve as a invaluable reference for coastal zone managers and practitioners.
Dr. Alessandro Bergamasco
Assoc. Prof. Hong Quan Nguyen
Dr. Gabriella Caruso
Prof. Dr. Qianguo Xing
Dr. Eleonora Carol
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- water quality
- coastal regions
- transitional environments
- environmental changes
- coastal zone management