• Journals
  • Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management

Journal Information

  • ISSN: 1463-4988
  • Frequency: 4 issues per year

Description

Aims and scope

Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management is the official journal of the Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society (AEHMS), published quarterly since 1998. It is a peer-reviewed primary journal devoted to the promotion of ecosystem-based science, approaches, health, management, and restoration of marine and freshwaters of the world.

Objectives
• to focus on the ecosystem structure, function, performance, management and restoration from an integrated, multi-disciplinary, multi-trophic and sustainable perspective
• to encourage the development and application of holistic initiatives and novel concepts, methods, models and technologies
• to elucidate the impact of multiple anthropogenic stressors (climate change, invasive species, HABs)
• to enhance our knowledge about the ecology and integrity of the Great Lakes of the world and large ecosystems
• to provide a scientific forum for scientists, students and managers to reflect on the state of science and exchange ideas that address ecosystem-based science
• to promote investigations and management practices designed to protect, restore, remediate, and conserve the integrity of aquatic ecosystems
• to foster global and cross-sectorial communications of ecosystem management amongst scientists, managers, students, citizens, business, socio-economists, municipal agencies and politicians

Scope
The journal publishes articles on the following themes and topics:
• Original articles focusing on ecosystem-based sciences, ecosystem health and management of marine and aquatic ecosystems
• Reviews, invited perspectives and keynote contributions from conferences
• Special issues on important emerging topics, themes, and ecosystems (climate change, invasive species, HABs, risk assessment, models)

Themes and topics
• Holistic and integrated ecosystem-based approaches including physical, chemical, biological, eco-toxicological assessments from a sustainable perspective
• Health, integrity, structure and performance of food webs
• Microbial plankton, phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthos, fish and fisheries
• Bio-assessment, remediation and restoration
• International Agreements on water quality and ecosystem health by multiple partners
• Environmental Outreach in society, public and politics

The journal is aimed towards scientists, academics, managers, engineers, lawyers, citizens, politicians, industry leaders, business people, and governments on the health and sustainability of global aquatic resources.

Ecosystem health is everybody’s business.