Interesting Images of Phytoplankton and Zooplankton

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 206

Special Issue Editors

Department of Ecology and Taxonomy, Faculty of Biology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, GR-15784 Athens, Greece
Interests: microbial ecology; molecular diversity of microbes; metagenomics; bioinformatics
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Department of Zoology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: zooplankton ecology; food web interactions in Mediterranean freshwater ecosystems; morphology, taxonomy of zooplankton organisms (rotifers, cladocera, copepoda); use of zooplankton in ecological water quality estimation; diversity and biogeographical patterns of zooplankton organisms; lake restoration and management
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Microphotography of aquatic microorganisms belonging to phytoplankton and zooplankton produces exciting images that reveal the morphological diversity and complexity of these organisms, their extraordinary life strategies, and distinct ecological adaptations. These characteristics may include, but are not limited to, unique outer and inner structures, such as spines, scales, flagella, sheaths, and casings; rare life history stages, such as cysts, resting eggs, and resting spores; and ecological adaptations, such as colonies, mucilaginous layers, and symbiosis-facilitating formations. The depiction and display of such images have historically facilitated the proliferation of knowledge on several aspects of phytoplankton and zooplankton taxonomy, life histories, and ecology. This Special Issue aspires to collect short notes with illustrations, produced with classical microphotography and novel imaging technologies, portraying the spectacular world of phytoplankton and zooplankton.

Dr. Savvas Genitsaris
Dr. Evangelia Michaloudi
Guest Editors

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  • marine
  • freshwater
  • aquatic
  • primary producers
  • grazer
  • consumers
  • ecology
  • life history
  • predator–prey
  • interspecific relationships

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