Ecology and Management of Crab Species: Recent Advances and New Challenges
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2022) | Viewed by 18618
Interests: benthic ecology; crustacean biology; fisheries; aquaculture; biological invasions; Arctic shelf; Barents Sea
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Crabs are important ecosystem engineers in benthic habitats worldwide. Many crab species are important objects for fishery and aquaculture, and they command high prices in the global market. From a global perspective, real-time ecological data are required for the sustainable exploration of wild stocks, restoration of depleted populations, and development of reliable aquaculture techniques for commercial crab species both in freshwater and marine environments. New information is needed in the context of climate change, biological invasions, and the overfishing of many crab stocks in order to predict possible changes in aquatic ecosystems.
This Special Issue aims to improve knowledge on the ecology and exploration of marine and freshwater crabs, including distribution patterns, population dynamics, feeding biology, reproduction, environmental impact, effects of anthropogenic stressors, food web interactions, fisheries, aquaculture, and management of stocks. We encourage you to submit articles ranging from case reports to interdisciplinary studies.
Dr. Alexander Dvoretsky
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- marine and freshwater crabs
- population dynamics
- feeding ecology
- symbiotic interactions
- predator–prey interactions
- biological invasions