Special Issue "Assessment of Species Community Structure and Ecological Water Quality"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2022) | Viewed by 3464
During the early 1990s, the aquatic biodiversity was low in many Western countries due to wastewater discharge, changes in hydromorphology, and a lack of good environmental management. Thanks to a good legislative framework (the European Water Framework Directive) a big step forward has been taken to achieve surface waters with a good ecological status. At present, new challenges lie ahead of us. Due to climate change, rapid expansion of the human population, and human activities, freshwater ecosystems remain some of the most vulnerable systems on Earth. In addition, although the chemical water quality has improved drastically in many Western countries, this has not always translated into an increase in aquatic biodiversity. At the same time, freshwater ecosystems worldwide continue to be polluted. If we want to achieve a good ecological status and preserve aquatic biodiversity, extra efforts will be required. Since resources are limited, it is important to provide policies with well-supported research. For this Special Issue, entitled “Assessment of Species Community Structure and Ecological Water Quality”, we call for papers assessing the ecological quality of freshwaters and investigating the effect of environmental changes on aquatic communities. Studies that provide relevant input for decision-makers in water management are particularly welcome.
Dr. Pieter Boets
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- ecological water quality
- biotic indices
- biological monitoring
- ecological modeling