Aquatic Ecological Survey and Assessment

Published 25 June, 2024

Water Biology and Security is organizing a Virtual Issue on the Topic "Freshwater Ecology Survey and Assessment". You are cordially invited to submit your review paper in English to the Journal. This Issue will explore the status and trends of freshwater ecosystems and discuss the influence of environmental and policy factors on freshwater ecology. We aim to curate 5–10 papers on the following topics at a national or continental spatial extent:

  1. Impacts of water quality and physical habitat on freshwater ecosystems
  2. Impact of water supply on freshwater ecology
  3. Impact of socio-economic factors on freshwater ecosystems
  4. Water ecological health (or multimetric indices of multiple assemblages)

Each review paper should have a brief introduction (brief history that led to the biomonitoring & bioassessment program) and a brief discussion (final remarks, policy & legal gaps & needs, research gaps & needs). All or most of the following points should be covered in each review paper:

  1. Enabling Legislation
  2. Funding Mechanism for Survey & Assessment Program
  3. Water Body Types Assessed
  4. Survey Design
  5. Reference Site Selection
  6. Site-scale Sampling Design & Protocol
  7. Assemblages Sampled
  8. Environmental Predictors Sampled
  9. Indicators (indices) Applied
  10. Assessments Determined
  11. Key Risks Determined
  12. Major Gaps/Needs

We look forward to your participation to discuss these environmental problems and to seek solutions for lakes and other water bodies.

Important deadlines

Submission close: 31 January 2025

Expected time to first decision: 4 weeks after submission

Open access (OA) fee: Waived

Submission instructions

Please read the Guide for Authors before submitting. All submissions should be made via the online editorial system.

Guest Editors

Prof. Shaoyong Lu

Research Centre of Lake Environment, Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing, China

Prof. Robert M. Hughes

Amnis Opes Institute, Bend, OR, USA

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Dr Philip T. Orr

Australian Rivers Institute

Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia

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