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Landmarks of Aquatic Biodiversity – past, present, and future

Submission deadline: 31 March 2022
Special Issue Editors
Doru Stelian Bănăduc, MD
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Applied Ecology Research Center, Sibiu, Romania Transylvania, Romania
Interests: Fundamental and applied ichthyology; Fish ecology; Taxonomy and systematic; Aquatic systems assessment; Monitoring and management; Ecologic monitoring; Water; Sediment; Macroinvertebrates and fish toxicology
Kevin Cianfaglione, MD
UMR UL/AgroParisTech/INRAE 1434 Silva, Université de Lorraine, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques - BP 70239 - 54506 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
Interests: Ecology; Plant Science; Natural Sciences; Landscape; Territory and Natural Resources Management; Ethnoecology; Physioecology
Angela Curtean- Bănăduc, MD
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Applied Ecology Research Center, Sibiu, Romania Transylvania, Romania
Interests: Freshwater Ecology; Bodiversity Assessment; Monitoring and Management; Entomology (Ephemeroptera, Trichoptera, Plecoptera); Macroinvertebrates and Fish Toxicology
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Earth՚s aquatic and semi-aquatic habitats, ecosystems, and biomes, as well as their associated biodiversity have been impacted by humans for millenniums. The human impact has been and continue to be a significant driving changing force. The Earth anthropization, along the Anthropocene, resulting in aquatic and semi-aquatic biodiversity drastic change and loss, and consequently loss of ecosystems resilience, productivity, and their diminishing along with disappearance. Ground water, hyporheic water, springs, rivers, streams, wetlands, ponds, swamps, wetlands, bogs, lakes, alluvial plains, deltas, estuaries, lagoons, dune slaks, coastal areas, seas, oceans, etc., all giving the blue safe ecological color of our planet are increasingly suffering due to our actions. The representative species of all kingdoms, Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia, releasing continuously distressing calls through the specialists’ studies results! Aquatic and semi-aquatic biodiversity ecological status is not only a precious indicator of our planet environmental quality trends but also a game changer; it can induce regional, and global changes. Innovative researchers know that, but is time to be more determined in bringing attention to the scientific community, and finally to the decision makers that this issue remain as an equal level of importance with the climate changes! This special issue is a collegially kind invitation to bring into light genuine exquisite research results around the globe and make them to speak and advocate throughout the international recognized Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark/Ecology editorial platform and publication for the aquatic, semi-aquatic, and riverine biodiversity protection and conservation, not only for their sake but finally for the human species sake too!

Assoc. Prof. Doru Bănăduc, Asst. Prof. Kevin Cianfaglione and Assoc. Prof. Angela Curtean-Bănăduc

Guest Editors

Aquatic Biodiversity
Human Impact
Regional to Global and Long Term Research
Manuscript Submission Information

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Planned Paper (7 Papers)
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to IMR Press journals will subject to peer-review before acceptance

Danube sturgeons from Cretaceous to present - a successful story. What came next?

Bănăduc Doru

Ephemerids are ephemeral in Anthropocene? A perspective on the Ephemeroptera group in the human impact context

Curtean-Bănăduc Angela

Danube Delta aquatic biodiversity trends

Curtean-Bănăduc Angela, Kevin Cianfaglione, Erika Schneider-Binder and Bănăduc Doru

Wetlands bioindication of environmental changes over last century (1938-2020) by algae and cyanobacteria diversity of the Hula-Agamon Lake, Israel

Barinova Sophia, Alster Alla, Smith Thomas, Gal Gideon, Tsarenko Petro and Curtean-Bănăduc Angela

Present status of Freshwater Aquatic Biodiversity and Human impact: An Inter-continental study

Devashish Kar

The Ponto-Caspian Fauna of the North-Western Black Sea Basin Rivers in the Anthropocene. Progress or Decline?

Afanasyev S.O., Lyashenko A.V., Zorina-Sakharova K.Ye, Yuryshynets V.I., Letytska O.M. and Gupalo O.O.

Rare aquatic and semi-aquatic plant species in Lithuania - Elatine hydropiper study case

Gudžinskas Zigmantas

Published Paper (1 Paper)
Open Access Original Research
Historical analysis of an imperiled fish species: environmental variables modeling, biotic interactions, extirpation, and current restricted-range
Rodrigo Moncayo-Estrada, José De La Cruz-Agüero, Eugenia López-López, Pablo Del Monte-Luna, ... Juan Pablo Ramírez-Herrejón
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2022, 27(5), 165;
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Landmarks of Aquatic Biodiversity – past, present, and future)
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