Special Issue "Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series: Plants and Environmental Remediation"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 April 2023) | Viewed by 129

Special Issue Editors

1. Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Vienna, Josef-Holaubek-Platz 2 UZA II 2A543, 1090 Vienna, Austria
2. Department of Zoology, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa
Interests: environmental chemistry; heavy metals in the environment; bioaccumulation in aquatic plants and animals; bio indication using fish and other sentinel organisms; ionic liquids for heavy metal removal from natural waters; applications for heavy metal analyses in difficult matrices
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Research Institute on Terrestrial Ecosystem, National Research Council of Italy, Via Salaria Km 29,300, 00015 Rome, Italy
Interests: phytoremediation; metal uptake and transport in plants; ecotoxicological assessment; phytomanagement; tissue culture
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1. Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia
2. Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yanta District, Xi'an 710065, China
Interests: physical geography; palaeoecology; biogeography and archaeology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the development of society, environmental pollution has become a global problem. Air, soil, and water sources are all at risk of being polluted. This threatens human health, other organisms, and ecosystem survival. Plants play a vital role in the natural environment, with many biological processes closely related to environmental pollution and restoration. In recent years, the use of plants to detect pollution, improve air quality, absorb and degrade harmful substances, and remediate environmental pollution has attracted more and more attention.

This Special Issue aims at publishing a collection of research contributions illustrating the recent achievements in all aspects of the development, study, and understanding of plants in connection with environmental pollution and their possible use for remediation. We hope to establish a collection of papers that will be of interest to scholars in the field. Contributions in the form of full papers, reviews, and communications about related topics are very welcome.

Prof. Dr. Franz Jirsa
Dr. Massimo Zacchini
Prof. Dr. John Dodson
Guest Editors

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  • plant
  • environmental pollution
  • bioremediation
  • phytoremediation
  • biodiversity
  • ecotoxicology

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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