Special Issue "Diversity and Spatiotemporal Distribution of Nekton"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2023) | Viewed by 5709
Nekton is an ecological group of aquatic organisms that occupy an important position in the ecosystem. The main members of nekton are fish, marine mammals, and a few cephalopods and crustaceans among the ungulates. Most of them have high edible and medicinal value, and can be used as industrial raw materials; thus, they are of special importance to human beings. In the context of current climate change and human activities, the composition of nekton species, diversity levels, spatiotemporal distribution characteristics, interspecific relationships, species themselves, or populations in certain areas are undergoing a series of changes, which also affect the health and stability of the whole ecosystem and the fisheries economy. Therefore, it is important to analyze the composition of nekton, changes in diversity levels, interspecific relationships, spatiotemporal distribution characteristics and the response mechanisms of populations to climate change and human activities in key sea areas, which is conducive to ensuring the health and stability of ecosystems and the sustainable development of economic species fisheries.
This Special Issue aims to provide an opportunity to highlight studies related to the value and importance of nekton in the ecosystem in various types of marine areas. We invite manuscripts focusing on fishery resources, nekton diversity and spatiotemporal distribution, fish biology, and ichthyological ecology, with a main goal of forming a platform to advance the knowledge and understanding of the status of fishery resources, nekton diversity, spatiotemporal distribution characteristics, and response to climate change.
Dr. Longshan Lin
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- fishery resources
- diversity and spatiotemporal distribution of nekton
- fish biology
- ichthyological ecology
- fish taxonomy
- fish populations
- climate change