Special Issue "Spatial and Temporal Studies in Marine Protected Areas: Mexican Chapter"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 3289
The loss of biodiversity is a crucial topic worldwide, as the evidence of its decline is increasing in both marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and therefore changes in ecosystem functioning. One mechanism to protect biodiversity is the establishment of Natural Protected Areas (NPA). However, the case of Marine Protected Areas (MPA) is less attended in many ways, e.g., number, spatial coverage, research, management, between others. On the other hand, MPA are also affected by climate and non-climate stressors which may compromise conservation of biodiversity (climate events, pollution, population growth). This Special Issue Spatial and temporal studies in Marine Protected Areas: Mexican chapter is an exciting opportunity to synthesize recent studies Marine Protected Areas and marine/coastal Ramsar sites in Mexico for the following topics:
- Satellite oceanography
- Landscape ecology in islands and coastal lagoons
- Drone-based studies
- Geographical Information System
- Monitoring programs
- Trends in marine biodiversity
- Fish diversity patterns
- Spatial-temporal variability of marine species
- Ecosystem services
- Climate and non-climate stressors
Dr. Marlenne Manzano-Sarabia
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- marine protected areas
- Ramsar sites
- climate change
- ocean warming
- Gulf of California
- California current system
- Mexican Pacific
- Gulf of Mexico