Aquatic Biosystems: Riding the wave


Aquatic Biosystems, previously Saline Systems, was relaunched on Monday with a broader scope to incorporate all aspects of basic and applied research on aquatic organisms and environments.

The first articles published today in Aquatic Biosystems include research by Patricia Assuncao et al. on the molecular taxonomy of new strains of Dunaliella, and research by Steve Ferguson and colleagues on predation behaviour and feeding ecology of killer whales in the Canadian Arctic based on traditional Inuit ecological knowledge and scientific observations.

The new journal also has an expanded Editorial Board, who cover new subject areas including fisheries, microbial ecology, population genetics, and aquatic invertebrate ecology. The journal is ideally placed to benefit from the increasing focus on aquatic biological systems within the scientific community and will be key in disseminating the important research results and information published within this field.

Also published in the journal today is an introductory editorial from Editors-in-Chief Shiladitya DasSarma and Edward Phlips, who discuss the changes in aquatic biological systems through time and the timeliness of Aquatic Biosystems’ relaunch.

“The increasing and widening threats posed by the actions of human biosystems to the integrity and sustainability of aquatic biosystems highlight the importance of understanding how these systems function, and their resilience to  environmental change. Understanding the aquatic microbial community and its effects on plants and animals is key to choosing a sustainable future. The complexity of this task will require the use of all available resources, including the wide range of technological capabilities driving basic and applied research in the 21st century.”

We look forward to highlighting other leading articles on aquatic biosystems in the future and to you helping us grow and cement the journals’ reputation in the field as the home for all research on aquatic organisms and environments.


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