Special Issue “Aquatic Systems Quality and Pollution Control”

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Teresa Albuquerque
Guest Editor
Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco|CERNAS|QRural and Institute of Earth Sciences (ICT), University of Évora, 6000-767 Castelo Branco, Portugal
Interests: data analysis; geostatistics; GIS; stochastic and numerical modeling; environmental systems; pollution control; natural hazards management; risk mapping
Dr. Rita Fonseca
Guest Editor
Institute of Earth Sciences (IES), Department of Geosciences, School of Sciences and Technology, AmbiTerra Laboratory, University of Évora, 7000-645 Évora, Portugal
Interests: Biogeochemistry and evaluation of the reuse of dam sediments; mining contamination; remediation methodologies; analytical geochemistry; behavior of metals and nutrients in aquatic systems

Special Issue Information

The accumulation of potentially hazardous or toxic chemicals in the sediments of freshwater and transitional aquatic systems, such as rivers, lakes, streams, wetlands, estuaries, and bays and its mobilization to the water column, goes along to represent a substantial risk to the health of aquatic ecosystems and human populations worldwide. Therefore, an economic growth challenge at a local and worldwide scale. Preserving the viability of these aquatic systems requires complex actions and, thus, mobilizing the Earth Science scientific community. The full scope of environmental topics is key for a holistic approach benefiting a diverse group of stakeholders.

This Geosciences Special Issue will open a wide debate on Earth and Environmental issues related to the Quality of Sediments and Water of Aquatic Systems. Therefore, research results, practical experiences, alternatives, and new approaches are very welcome.

This Special Issue welcomes innovative papers dealing with i) tools and techniques of particle-tracking studies and their applications in contaminated sediment’s transport and fate, ii) water–sediments interactions, iii) contaminant distribution, bioavailability, and uptake partitioning, iv) data mining and spatial modeling, v) characterization, assessment, and monitoring of emerging contaminants, vi) chemical/toxicological/biological measurements and monitoring of pollutants, vii) ecological and human health risk assessment, viii) climate change impacts on aquatic systems quality, ix) impact of mining and industrial activities on water and sediment quality, x) the role of stable isotopes, REE and other analytical techniques in monitoring the sources and fate of contaminants in sediments, and xi) remediation and restoration.

Dr. Teresa Albuquerque
Dr. Rita Fonseca
Guest Editors


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