Special Issue "Aquatic Plant Diversity, Conservation, and Restoration"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 5559
Interests: freshwater ecology; aquatic plants; macrophytes; ecological restoration
Interests: freshwater ecology and management; biodiversity; aquatic and riparian vegetation; plant communities
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Diversity is launching a Special Issue dedicated to Aquatic Plant Diversity, Conservation, and Restoration. You are invited to prepare a scientific paper for this Special Issue.
Freshwater biodiversity loss is progressing at an alarming rate, and the loss of aquatic plant (macrophyte) diversity and ecological functions continues. There is an urgent need to better understand the ecology of freshwater macrophyte communities worldwide to best serve conservation and resilience, mitigate further diversity loss, and restore degraded habitats.
In this Special Issue, we will:
- Highlight the magnificent biodiversity of macrophytes globally in a variety of freshwater habitats, which are elusive to most people because many species live underwater or in remote habitats.
- Cover all aspects of macrophyte diversity, including at the organism level (genetics, within populations, and functional traits) and the community level (alpha, beta, and gamma diversity metrics; phylogenetics)
- Showcase meta-analyses and generalizable case studies that describe the patterns and processes of macrophyte biodiversity, community change, vulnerability, and resilience.
- Emphasize the needs and opportunities for macrophyte conservation and restoration. Papers may either evaluate specific restoration actions (e.g., hydrologic and connectivity engineering, plantings, habitat improvements, invasive species control, or novel techniques), or discuss how the ecological knowledge gained may be applied to conservation or restoration.
Thank you for your important contributions to this field of study, and thanks in advance for considering the submission of your work to this upcoming Special Issue.
Dr. Danelle Larson
Prof. Dr. Eva Papastergiadou
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Diversity is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- aquatic vegetation