Special Issue "New Trends in Freshwater Fishes"

A special issue of Fishes (ISSN 2410-3888). This special issue belongs to the section "Biology and Ecology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Elisabetta Pizzul
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Guest Editor
Ichthyology and Benthos Laboratory, Life Science Department, University of Trieste, Via Giorgieri 10, 34127 Trieste (TS), Italy
Interests: fish biology; fish communities; freshwater ecology; trophic webs; biomonitoring; trophic web pollution

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue will focus on the new perspectives regarding ichthyological research in freshwater environments. At these times, biogeographic distribution of species is changing due to the climate crisis, and this topic is also related to the alien species spreading, which could be favored by the related global changes. The detection of variations in fish communities and in species distribution areas are of pivotal importance to better understand the effects of said global changes. In this context, a great boost has been given also to genetic research, particularly regarding some techniques such as environmental DNA, which could be helpful to check the presence of the most elusive species, especially those that require the application of conservation policies. Finally, particular attention will be given to the freshwater fish fauna as a tool to detect the presence of pollutants, such as microplastics, heavy metals, rare earth elements, antibiotics, and others in the freshwater trophic webs.

Dr. Elisabetta Pizzul
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Fishes is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • global change
  • fish
  • environmental DNA
  • pollutants
  • trophic web

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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