Special Issue "Biodiversity of Marine Fishes"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2024 | Viewed by 189

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Oceanology Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Varna, Bulgaria
Interests: fisheries; fish/shellfish biodiversity; stress ecology
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Prof. Dr. Jose Pedro Andrade
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Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia—Campus de Gambelas, Universidade do Algarve, 8005-139 Faro, Portugal
Interests: fisheries biology; biodiversity; marine conservation; seahorse biology, ecology and conservation; cephalopod culture; population genetics
Department of Biology, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy
Interests: food web modeling; fisheries management; community ecology; cetacean conservation; top predator ecology; marine spatial planning (MSP)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

According to a recent report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services, one in five people in the world depend on wild species for sustenance and income, with fisheries being the main source of food from wild species. Thus, the conservation of these resources through their sustainable management is more important than ever to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Mediterranean and the Black Sea areas are under pressure from the massive presence of non-native species from the Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean and other parts of the world, in terms of maritime transport, climate change and expanding human presence, economic development, etc. We welcome research papers, reviews, and contributions on various aspects of marine fish biodiversity, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Taxonomy and systematics: novel discoveries in fish species, phylogenetics, and evolutionary relationships.
  • Distribution patterns: studies on the geographical distribution of marine fish species and the factors influencing their ranges.
  • Ecological roles: investigations into the ecological functions of marine fishes, including predator-prey relationships and niche specialization.
  • Conservation and management: strategies and initiatives for the conservation and sustainable use of marine fish resources.
  • Adaptations and behavior: research on the behavioral and physiological adaptations of marine fishes to their environments.
  • Genetic diversity: assessments of genetic diversity within and among marine fish populations.
  • Climate change impacts: how environmental changes affect the biodiversity and distribution of marine fishes.
  • Anthropogenic threats: studies on the impacts of human activities such as overfishing, habitat degradation, and pollution on marine fish populations.

Dr. Violin Raykov
Prof. Dr. Jose Pedro Andrade
Dr. Pasquale Ricci
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • non-ingenious species
  • biodiversity
  • ecosystem services
  • stress ecology
  • invasions
  • taxonomy and systematics
  • genetic diversity

Published Papers

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