Special Issue "Ecology and Conservation of Coastal Arthropods"

A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020) | Viewed by 587

Special Issue Editors

CNRS-UMR 6553 ECOBIO, Université de Rennes 1, F-35042 Rennes, France
Interests: diversification; arachnology; salt marshes
Department of Ecological Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: diversity; composition; functioning and adaptation of soil fauna communities

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Coastal systems—ecotone habitats between land and sea—are especially challenging for terrestrial invertebrate species that have to cope with stressful factors, such as regular flooding and osmotic pressure. As a consequence, many specialist arthropods live in such systems, but the degree of their habitat restriction is sometimes unknown. Additionally, it often remains unclear whether arthropods live in costal habitats thanks to adaptations or to phenotypic plasticity. Because coastal systems have a linear, highly patchy distribution along the coasts, populations of specialist species are highly fragmented and face a high risk of local extinction. This, together with the existence of high anthropogenic pressures, calls for better evidence-based conservation of coastal arthropods. For this Special Issue, we welcome original research as well as review and meta-analysis papers focusing on all aspects related to the ecology and conservation of arthropods from coastal habitats (in a broad sense, i.e., including sandy dunes, salt marshes, or rocky shores), without any geographic restriction. This includes insects and other (semi-) terrestrial arthropods (e.g., spiders, myriapods, and amphipods) or mollucs (e.g., gastropods).

Prof. Dr. Julien Pétillon
Prof. Dr. Matty P. Berg
Guest Editors

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  • insects
  • spiders
  • amphipods
  • gastropds
  • salt marshes
  • dunes
  • ecotone habitats
  • adaptation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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