Special Issue "Sustainable Mitigation Strategies for Marine and Coastal Invasive Species—Turning a Problem into an Opportunity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 831
Interests: marine plants; biotechnological applications; antioxidant activity; antioxidants bioactivity; phytochemicals; natural product chemistry
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Biotechnological Applications of Marine Photosynthetic Organisms
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Bioactive Compounds from Marine Halophytes
Special Issue in Marine Drugs: Sustainable Production and Cultivation Systems for Coastal and Marine Organisms Targeting the Extraction of Bioactive Compounds
Interests: drivers of marine plant productivity; role of marine vegetation in the structure and functioning of coastal systems; coastal ecosystem services; effects of disturbances, including climate change, on coastal ecosystem services
The number and severity of the effects of marine and coastal invasive species are increasing worldwide due to several factors, including habitat disturbance, climate change, and increased anthropogenic transport events. Such species severely impact marine biodiversity, ecosystem services, the local economy, and human well-being; therefore, the European Union established top-priority monitoring actions and mitigation plans to deal with them. One recommended strategy is the valorization of its biomass, since several species present a nutritional profile adequate for human consumption and are rich in bioactive compounds, with potential commercial applications in, for example, the food, pharmaceutical, energy, and agricultural sectors. The valorization of invasive species for nutritional and/or pharmacological purposes is, thus, a valuable strategy in their mitigation and socio-economic adaptation efforts for reducing their impact on marine ecosystems. This Special Issue is seeking studies on the use/optimization of sustainable mitigation strategies for marine and coastal invasive species and welcomes all article types accepted by Marine Drugs.
Dr. Luísa Custódio
Dr. Rui Santos
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Marine Drugs is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- marine invasive species
- coastal invasive species
- functional ingredients
- natural products
- biomass valorization