Special Issue "Seaweed Biology: Focusing on Food, Materials and Bioenergy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2023) | Viewed by 15554
Interests: molecular ecology in seaweeds; marine ecotoxicology; seaweed cultivation; marine biomolecules; seaweed biocompounds and materials
Interests: seaweed biology; marine omics; seaweed cultivation; seaweed micropropagation and breeding; seaweed products developments
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One of the world's largest sustainable marine resources are seaweeds, which provide numerous benefits both to ecological level and to humans through various ecosystem services. Over recent decades, enormous progress has been made in the knowledge and use of seaweeds as food, fertilizer, sustainable materials, and energy sources, which should certainly be part of the strategies that humankind should consider in these areas. Seaweed, by reducing cattle methane, replacing fossil plastic, and storing enormous amount of carbon, shows huge potential in the pursuit of global food security and fighting climate change. Seaweed farming is the fastest-growing aquaculture sector benefiting communities and the environment. Innovative seaweed cultivation techniques, micro-propagation and breeding tools, biomass processing optimizations coupled with robotic, advanced sensing, and monitoring techniques are delivering improved productivity and can better ensure the sustainable development of the seaweed farming and processing industry. The acceleration of climate change, reduction of conventional access to food, materials, and energy, put the use of seaweeds in an important position, from basic knowledge to effective production. This information is not only important for scientific advancement, but also for diverse seaweed industries, as well as local decision-makers.
In this Special Issue Seaweed Biology: Focusing on Food, Materials and Bioenergy, papers will be accepted from a broad scope of interdisciplinary research on seaweed biology, cultivation, seaweeds for food, sustainable material, and energy viewpoints, from basic molecular biology to industrial application. Original research papers, methods, reviews, and perspectives are welcomed for submission.
Prof. Dr. Loretto Contreras-Porcia
Dr. Manoj Kumar
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- seaweed alimentation
- seaweed food
- seaweed sustainable materials
- marine bioenergy
- seaweed cultivation, breeding and propagation