Special Issue "Disturbances Posed to Lake Biocommunities by Anthropogenic Activities, Species Introductions and Managerial Measures"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Biodiversity and Functionality of Aquatic Ecosystems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 November 2023 | Viewed by 54

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Olga Petriki
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Department of Zoology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: freshwater ecology; freshwater fish; lake ecosystem structure; inland fisheries
Department of Zoology, School of Biology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: freshwater ecology; freshwater fish; conservation and management of freshwater ecosystems; water quality; ecotoxicology; ecosystems structure and functioning
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lake ecosystems support high biodiversity and provide multiple services to humans. However, the vast majority of lakes are threatened by human activities and natural causes that affect the biocommunities they support and their ecosystem processes.

Studies aiming to elucidate these impacts and effects are thus needed.

This Special Issue seeks to gather a collection of research articles and reviews illustrating the potential impacts of multiple stressors on the biological communities of natural or artificial lakes. Moreover, studies on the complex interactions between ecology and socioeconomics that shed light on such effects are also of interest.

All themes and approaches relevant to observed changes in the biological communities of lake ecosystems and affected ecosystem processes, driven mostly by anthropogenic pressures, i.e., fishing, stocking, species introductions and even management actions brought about by new conservation policies, will be considered.

With this Special Issue, we aim to establish a better understanding of the way biocommunities respond to human pressures and environmental changes. Addressing the problems that lead to ecosystem degradation and facing the challenges of restoring affected systems will support the development of a vision of how freshwaters might be conserved and managed sustainably.

Dr. Olga Petriki
Prof. Dr. Dimitra Bobori
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • lake biocommunity changes
  • lake ecosystems
  • human impacts
  • conservation measures

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