Special Issue "Monitoring of Marine Biotoxins"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Toxic microalgae result in significant economic costs relating to impacts on fisheries, human and animal health, tourism and recreation, and management and monitoring. Currently, in the EU shellfish are regulated for six toxin classes, however, increased reporting of new and emerging toxins, as yet unregulated, are posing challenges to monitoring programs and regulators. Added to this is the impact of climate change which is resulting in changes in toxin profiles and distribution. Regulators need to be in a position to identify, rank, and prioritise emerging risks, and monitoring labs need to be equipped to deal with those toxins that may pose a risk in the future.
This Special Issue welcomes contributions on occurrence and monitoring information of algal blooms and toxins, in particular, where new species/toxins are being identified and where changes in profiles and/or distribution have been observed. Further interest lies in the development of advanced monitoring and detection, early warning, and mitigation strategies.
Dr. Jane Kilcoyne
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- marine biotoxins
- new advances in monitoring
- method validation
- new and emerging toxins
- monitoring data trends
- analytical tools
- HAB forecasting