Biodiversity in Marine Plants
A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Systematics, Taxonomy, Nomenclature and Classification".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2022) | Viewed by 7448
Interests: biodiversity; biogeography; marine algae; phylogeny; seaweeds; systematics
Interests: macrophyte ecology; bioindicators; coastal pollution; trait-based approaches; multiple stressor interactions
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The diversity of marine species, including all genotypic and phenotypic variations at different scales and under different stressors, has been a key topic for years. From the earliest taxonomic studies to the use of modern techniques, such as high-throughput sequencing, the diversity of marine ecosystems has posed new questions regarding its characterization, importance, and the processes involved in its change. In addition, within diversity, functional diversity studies the measurement of species´ traits within an ecosystem and their relation to ecosystem functioning, processes, and services.
This Special Issue of Plants aims to gather studies focused on the diversity of marine plants based on these different approaches, namely, systematics and ecology. Particular attention will be given to studies highlighting significant advances in species discovery and classification, as well as the relation between ecosystem diversity and the ecosystem´s sustainability and resilience under climate change and other anthropogenic stressors, such as eutrophication.
Dr. Pilar Díaz-Tapia
Dr. Inés G. Viana
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- functional diversity