Special Issue "Tropical Wetlands in a Changing World: Current Status and Future Perspectives"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Aquatic Systems—Quality and Contamination".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Salvador Sánchez-Carrillo
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Guest Editor
Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain.
Interests: wetlands; ecology; aquatic biogeochemistry; global change; ecosystem functioning
Dr. Martín Merino-Ibarra
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Guest Editor
Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Universidad Autónoma Nacional de México (UNAM), Mexico
Interests: aquatic biogeochemistry; nutrient dynamics; global change; ecosystem functioning; eutrophication
Dr. Javier Alcocer-Durand
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Guest Editor
Facultad de Estudios Superiores Iztacala, Universidad Autónoma Nacional de México (UNAM), Mexico.
Interests: wetlands; tropical limnology; water quality; global change; conservation biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Tropical wetlands are recognized for providing numerous environmental services and critical ecological functions at several landscape scales that are important from local to global scales. However, these functional processes are not well known and represent a missing link in global ecological and biogeochemical models. There are considerable uncertainties regarding the global spatial extent of tropical wetlands, the relative distribution of wetland types, and their environmental status. It is assumed that tropical wetlands are under considerable environmental pressure from global change, including hydrological disruption, eutrophication, urban pollution, desiccation, biodiversity loss, deforestation, agricultural, and aquaculture conversion but their effects have rarely been quantified. This Special Issue is focused on recent ecological research on status and the main environmental impacts threatening the vulnerability of tropical wetlands in the twenty-first century. The main goals are to determine how the different environmental impacts are addressing the disturbance of tropical wetlands and their resilience, how these altered systems contribute to the loss of important environmental services, and how they can be conserved and protected in the framework of the global environmental and socio-economic crises that we will face over the next 100 years.

Dr. Salvador Sánchez-Carrillo
Dr. Martín Merino-Ibarra
Dr. Javier Alcocer-Durand
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Tropical wetlands
  • Wetland disturbance
  • Wetland function and structure
  • Water quality
  • Nutrient dynamics
  • Conservation biology
  • Global change

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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