Special Issue "Diversity and Ecology of Marine Benthic Communities"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2023) | Viewed by 9535
The most worrying problem today is climate change and its devastating consequences. These consequences are becoming increasingly evident in the seas and oceans. Numerous studies have provided scientific evidence of the magnitude of climate change and the degradation of ecosystems.
The marine environment is very complex, with many abiotic and biotic interactions. Understanding the impacts of climate change on the ocean begins with an understanding of its biodiversity and how it functions. This is crucial to provide preventive measures, and to designate and declare marine protected areas in order to ensure the conservation of ocean biodiversity.
This Special Issue focuses on the study of benthic communities. We invite papers that contribute to scientific knowledge on benthic communities at different local, regional and/or global levels. In addition, studies on different marine taxa, taxonomic diversity, ecology, dynamic, habitats and multidisciplinary techniques and methods are welcome.
Dr. Elena Marco-Herrero
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- benthic communities
- benthic habitats
- benthic ecology
- marine protected areas
- conservation of benthic habitats and communities
- population dynamics
- conservation management
- marine taxa
- effects of climatic change
- taxonomic diversity