Freshwater Zoobenthos Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2024 | Viewed by 6110
Interests: biogeography; entomology; ecology; systematics; eDNA; mitogenome; molecular phylogeny
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Interests: biodiversity; evolution; molecular phylogeny; phylogeography and conservation of freshwater crabs
Interests: global change biology of aquatic macroinvertebrate and fish; functional ecology of aquatic macroinvertebrate and fish; aquatic bioassessment and environmental modeling
Interests: gastropod taxonomy; molecular phylogeny
We are pleased to announce a forthcoming Special Issue of Diversity focused on freshwater zoobenthos, which is a key indicator group for monitoring environmental change in freshwater ecosystems.
The freshwater zoobenthos consists, mostly, of insect larvae, crustacean, annelids, and molluscs, with >200,000 estimated species in the world. Due to their high species diversity, specialized life cycles, and sensitivity to water environmental changes, freshwater zoobenthos are important biological indicators for monitoring and assessment of freshwater ecosystem health. Many previous studies have achieved considerable progress for diversity, phylogeny, biogeography, evolution, and ecology of freshwater zoobenthos. However, there remains much to be learned in order to improve the understanding of taxonomic groups and their phylogenetic relationships that still remain uncertain.
This Special Issue aims to seek high-quality original submissions that advance our understanding of freshwater zoobenthos biodiversity, evolution, and ecology, including studies in the fields of classic and molecular taxonomy, DNA barcoding, phylogeny (articles with only a single mitochondrial genome and related simple phylogenetic analysis will not be considered), ecology, and biogeography.
Dr. Xiao-Long Lin
Prof. Dr. Hongying Sun
Dr. Kai Chen
Dr. Li-Na Du
Dr. Bing-Jiao Sun
Manuscript Submission Information
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- DNA barcode