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Aquatic_Biodiversity_Forests 2021 : [Water] (IF: 2.544, ISSN 2073-4441) Special Issue: Aquatic Biodiversity and Forests


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Submission Deadline May 31, 2021
Categories    AQUATIC   biodiversity   forests   ecology

Call For Papers

Special Issue: Aquatic Biodiversity and Forests
Guest Editors: Dr. Anne Timm; Dr. Susan Adams; and Dr. Jason Dunham
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021
Journal: Water (ISSN 2073-4441)

Dear Colleagues,

Freshwater stream and wetland species are inherently connected to forested ecosystems because of the importance of riparian zones and the role of forests in maintaining water quantity, water quality, and habitat. Maintaining stream and wetland habitat connectivity and ecosystem functions at all spatial scales are essential for aquatic biodiversity conservation. Threats to global aquatic biodiversity may include forest management practices, urbanization-related stressors, climate-change-related alterations of hydrologic and thermal regimes, and biological invasions. This Special Issue of Water aims to showcase habitat conservation for fish, amphibians, invertebrates, and other aquatic and semi-aquatic species that depend on freshwater–forest connections. Manuscript themes may span aquatic ecosystem effects of forestry practices, riparian buffer efficacy and corridor designs, land-cover- and climate-change-related stressors, genetic tools for inventory and assessment, and ecohydrology applications for habitat planning. Submissions are encouraged on stream and wetland species that are at risk due to reduced freshwater–forest habitat connectivity and predictive tools that can be applied at multiple spatial scales to help to reduce loss of aquatic habitat and ecosystem function.

Dr. Anne Timm
Dr. Susan Adams
Dr. Jason Dunham
Guest Editors

About Water:

Water (ISSN 2073-4441) is an international, open access journal on water science and technology, including the ecology and management of water resources, and is published monthly online by MDPI. It is indexed by the Science Citation Index (impact factor of 2.544 for 2019 and is ranked 31/94 (Q2) in the category of "WATER RESOURCES"), Scopus, Inspec (IET), and other databases ( On average, a first decision is provided to authors 17.9 days after submission, and acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the second half of 2020).

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