Special Issue "Multiple Approaches for Environmental Assessment of Transitional and Coastal Waters II"

A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 June 2024 | Viewed by 618

Special Issue Editor

Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Chioggia, Venice, Italy
Interests: transitional waters; environmental impact assessment; ecological and chemical status quality; statistical data analysis; ecological restoration; water framework directive
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Transitional and coastal areas are considered highly productive ecosystems on Earth. Despite protective measures, their recently accelerated rate of loss has been much higher than those of any other ecosystem on the planet because of anthropogenic impacts and climate change. Assessing their “state of health” involves a multidisciplinary approach, both in monitoring plans and during data analysis processes. European environmental directives, such as the Water Framework Directive, also require this approach, promoting programs to monitor biological quality elements, physiochemical parameters, and priority substances that contribute to the ecological and chemical status classification of water bodies, respectively. Environmental monitoring and characterization plans are often intended to include the largest analytical panel and the most complete set of pressure-sensitive biological indicators possible. However, monitoring or characterization plans results rarely result in environmental assessments integrating all the different aspects investigated.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect original, unpublished papers and review articles dealing with approaches integrating the information provided by different indicators and indices. I particularly welcome papers with case studies, which include biological, chemical, physical, and statistical analyses, in transitional or coastal environments.

Dr. Federica Cacciatore
Guest Editor

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  • marine, coastal and transitional waters
  • environmental quality
  • ecological quality elements
  • standard supporting elements
  • status and pressure assessment
  • habitat and species conservation assessment
  • intertidal ecosystems
  • multidisciplinary approach

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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