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Welcome to the Freshwater Ecosystems Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS

Submit to PLOS ONE to get your freshwater ecosystem research in front of a global, interdisciplinary audience.

Deadline January 08, 2021

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Guest Editors

Kirsten S. Christoffersen

PROFESSOR
University of Copenhagen
Denmark

Ben Abbott

Assistant Professor
Brigham Young University
United States

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Scope & Topics

“We are at a crucial moment when the decisions we make about aquatic ecosystems will affect global biosphere integrity and human wellbeing. We need new approaches to science and policy that cut across disciplines and methodologies to shed light on how these dynamic environments work and how they respond to multiple socio ecological pressures.”

— Ben Abbott, Guest Editor

Freshwater Ecosystems occupy a small percent of the Earth's surface but they are rich sources of biodiversity and provide important services to human societies, such as water, food, regulation of hydrological extremes, pollutant attenuation, and carbon sequestration. As freshwater systems are under pressure from human activity and climate change, a more complete understanding of these systems is needed to respond to the environmental changes associated with these processes.

PLOS ONE is announcing a call for papers for a new Collection, Freshwater Ecosystems, to shed light on this important topic. This collection aims to transcend traditional boundaries between ecosystem types e.g. terrestrial, aquatic, marine and divisions among processes e.g. carbon, nutrients, hydrology, human activity, population ecology. Additionally, new approaches to scaling surface and subsurface processes and recovery timeframes of biogeochemical and ecological functioning are of great interest. We would particularly encourage submissions from regions and voices that are underrepresented in the freshwater ecosystem literature.”

Example Topics

Freshwater ecosystems

Ecohydrological and ecological processes

Freshwater organisms

Scaling of surface and subsurface processes

Ecosystem services

Ecological impacts of human activity

Population Ecology

Recovery timeframes

FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS RESEARCH AT PLOS ONE
 

43

DAYS to First Decision on average

990+

FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEM papers published

149.20

citations per YEAR FOR THE FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEM SUBJECT AREA AT PLOS ONE

180

DISCIPLINES REPRESENTED BY AUTHORS FROM 200 COUNTRIES AND 4000+ INSTITUTIONS

 
“I published with PLOS ONE because I love the idea that acceptance is based on quality of the work, not whether it's trendy or "important" in the eyes of a few editors. I also support PLOS ONE's Open Access policy, so people outside of academia can access it, and the journal's support of transparency in research (i.e. making the data available)
PLOS ONE author Alison Turnbull from the USA
     
 
Top EXAMPLE Articles

“Environmental DNA (eDNA): A tool for quantifying the abundant but elusive round goby (Neogobius melanostomus)” and more

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Mention the Freshwater Ecosystems Call for Papers in your cover letter. The Collection will publish May 2021.

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