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ISSN (online): 2076-3298
Journal Sheet: Environments
Year of the Pubblication: 2021
31
Jan
2021
Paper Submission Deadline

Add to Calendar 01/31/2021 08:00 Europe/Rome Monitoring and Assessment of Environmental Quality in Coastal Ecosystems

Coastal ecosystems are dynamic, complex, and often fragile transition environments between land and oceans. They are exclusive habitats for a broad range of living organisms, function as havens for biodiversity and provide several important ecological services that link terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments. Humans living in coastal zones have been strongly dependent on these ecosystems as a source of food, physical protection against storms and the advancing sea, and a range of human activities that generate economic income (e.g., tourism and water sports). Notwithstanding, the intensification of human activities in coastal areas of the last decades, as well as the global climatic changes and coastal erosion processes of the present, have introduced detrimental impacts on these environments. Organic and inorganic pollution, marine anthropogenic litter, destruction, and fragmentation and modification of habitats for multiple purposes, overexploitation of natural resources, introduction of invasive species and loss of biodiversity are among the most common impacts. Maintaining the structural and functional integrity of these environments, as well as recovering an ecological balance or mitigating disturbances in systems under the influence of such stressors, are complex tasks, only possible through the implementation of monitoring programs and by assessing their environmental quality. In this Special Issue, colleagues are invited to contribute original research papers and review articles on all aspects of environmental quality monitoring and assessment of coastal ecosystems, with a focus on biotic or abiotic compartments (or both) and using tools that may range between ecological levels of organization from individuals to the ecosystem.
Keywords: coastal ecosystems; environmental quality and environmental indexes; monitoring and/or assessment programs; environmental disturbances; pressures and stressors; anthropogenic impacts; bioindicators; biomonitors; ecotoxicology and biomarkers; populations; communities and ecosystem responses.

Switzerland
CALL FOR PAPERS
Code: CFP-E100-SI14_2021
Posting date: 19/10/2020

Monitoring and Assessment of Environmental Quality in Coastal Ecosystems


Aims and Scope

Coastal ecosystems are dynamic, complex, and often fragile transition environments between land and oceans. They are exclusive habitats for a broad range of living organisms, function as havens for biodiversity and provide several important ecological services that link terrestrial, freshwater, and marine environments. Humans living in coastal zones have been strongly dependent on these ecosystems as a source of food, physical protection against storms and the advancing sea, and a range of human activities that generate economic income (e.g., tourism and water sports). Notwithstanding, the intensification of human activities in coastal areas of the last decades, as well as the global climatic changes and coastal erosion processes of the present, have introduced detrimental impacts on these environments. Organic and inorganic pollution, marine anthropogenic litter, destruction, and fragmentation and modification of habitats for multiple purposes, overexploitation of natural resources, introduction of invasive species and loss of biodiversity are among the most common impacts. Maintaining the structural and functional integrity of these environments, as well as recovering an ecological balance or mitigating disturbances in systems under the influence of such stressors, are complex tasks, only possible through the implementation of monitoring programs and by assessing their environmental quality. In this Special Issue, colleagues are invited to contribute original research papers and review articles on all aspects of environmental quality monitoring and assessment of coastal ecosystems, with a focus on biotic or abiotic compartments (or both) and using tools that may range between ecological levels of organization from individuals to the ecosystem.
Keywords: coastal ecosystems; environmental quality and environmental indexes; monitoring and/or assessment programs; environmental disturbances; pressures and stressors; anthropogenic impacts; bioindicators; biomonitors; ecotoxicology and biomarkers; populations; communities and ecosystem responses.

Languages
English
Country
Switzerland
Topics
Air Pollution, Anthropogenic Impacts, Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Climate Change, Complex Systems, Data Analysis Processes, Data Management, Data Sensing and Analysis, Decision Support Systems, Dynamic Models, Ecology, Ecosystems, Environmental Assessment, Environmental Impact, Environmental Pollution, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Technologies, Food Systems, Future Developments, Habitats, ICT, Industry 4.0, Interdisciplinary Approach, Methodology, Modeling, Monitoring, Nature-based Solutions, Process Modeling and Simulation, Resilience, Risk Management, Safety and Security, SDGs 2030, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Water Pollution, Water Resources Engineering
Review process
The Journal adopts double-blind peer review process
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AGRICOLA (National Agricultural Library), AGRIS Agricultural Sciences and Technology (FAO), DOAJ, Emerging Sources Citation Index – Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), Genamics JournalSeek, GeoRef (American Geosciences Institute),Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers (NSD), Scopus (Elsevier) Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics), CLOCKSS (Digital Archive), e-Helvetica (Swiss National Library Digital Archive), Academic OneFile (Gale/Cengage Learning), Google Scholar J-Gate (Informatics India), ProQuest Central (ProQuest), Science In Context (Gale/Cengage Learning), WorldCat (OCLC).

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Additional Notice from the Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Sílvia C. Goncalves