Special Issue "Emerging Marine and Freshwater Toxins and Climate Change: Current Situation, Future Risks"

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine and Freshwater Toxins".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Luis M. Botana
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Guest Editor
Department of Pharmacology, Veterinary School, University Santiago de Compostela, Campus Lugo, 27002 Lugo, Spain
Interests: marine and freshwater detection, toxicology, pharmacology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change is driving the presence of emerging marine and freshwater toxins to new ecological niches, and it is changing the future prospects for current production areas and economic activities. It is not only an undetermined risk from an economic standpoint but also with regard to food safety and food security. Water warming is very quickly changing the ecology of many areas, in some cases, such as the Mediterranean Sea, at a scale far quicker than expected. Specific problems, like ciguatera dissemination, tetrodotoxin produced by bacteria in seafood and fish, cyclic imines, etc., require an analytical, ecological, and toxicological understanding to address them.

This Special Issue intends to bring some new data to understand the current situation and what to expect in the future. With regard to freshwater toxins, eutrophication is an additional concerning component of global warming, and the risk to potable and recreational water is clearly a matter of concern worldwide.

Prof. Dr. Luis M. Botana
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 double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 2400 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.


  • ciguatoxins
  • water warming
  • ocean pH
  • tetrodotoxin
  • eutrophication
  • cyclic imines
  • freshwater toxins
  • climate change
  • ecological trends

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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