Special Issue “Multiple Stressors Effects on Soil and Freshwater Ecosystems, in a Climate Change Scenario”

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Patrícia Palma
Guest Editor
Institute of Earth Sciences (ICT-Evora)/Polytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal
Interests: ecological and chemical status of water bodies; risk assessment of emergent contaminants; ecotoxicological tools

Special Issue Information

Degradation of ecosystems at different spatial and temporal scales occurs through multiple stressors, resulting in a loss of biodiversity and in an impoverishment of ecosystem services. Nowadays, the preservation of the structure and function of ecosystems is essential to ensure economic, cultural, and recreational benefits for the human population and to guarantee the maintenance of ecological balance with the protection of biodiversity. The global change scenario, with the appearance of new stressors and changes at climate patterns (including drought, temperature increase and intensification of heavy rainfalls), may negatively influence the quality of soil and freshwater systems, incrementing its scarcity and degradability. The main goal of this Special Issue is to bring together current research and reviews looking into the dynamic and impacts of emergent contaminants and/or potentially toxic metals on freshwater and soil ecosystems, from the perspective of climate change. Submissions addressing water and soil quality studies, ecological and ecotoxicological indicators, risk assessment methodologies, and environmental prioritization studies are also welcome.


Manuscript Submission Information

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