[MARMAM] Call for potential contributors - Special issue on small cetacean conservation in Frontiers in Marine Science

Jeremy KISZKA jeremy.kiszka at gmail.com
Thu Sep 19 03:16:58 PDT 2019

Dear MARMAM subscribers 
A number of colleagues and I are conducting an initial survey of interest to identify potential contributors for a Research Topic for the journal Frontiers in Marine Science (https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/marine-science <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__aus01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com_-3Furl-3Dhttps-253A-252F-252Fwww.frontiersin.org-252Fjournals-252Fmarine-2Dscience-26data-3D02-257C01-257CM.Meekan-2540aims.gov.au-257C7c30bcc828b54c3174c108d73b3ece35-257Ce054a73b40dc4ae39fce60c537aa6fac-257C0-257C1-257C637043013290195084-26sdata-3DpFf8J1D9lAfciCuAErjF3ah4dMeZxO0XiaIdCTWbpBk-253D-26reserved-3D0&d=DwMGaQ&c=u6LDEWzohnDQ01ySGnxMzg&r=sIQMxi7N3Yf1FgaJHEXWAw&m=zeHSw3G_LwU-SfIFxnzgs-Jd4PiakIXjXKOJID58DIQ&s=7sqIFNjENxxexsd7QjHgWx4dnkXC3jUH6zrlJgX3hYo&e=>) entitled Small Cetacean Conservation: current challenges and opportunities. With their unique mixes of varied contributions from Original Research to Review Articles, Research Topics unify the most influential researchers, the latest key findings and historical advances in a hot research area. Here is a description of this Research Topic. 
Small Cetacean Conservation: current challenges and opportunities There are currently 47 extant species of dolphins and porpoises worldwide. They occur throughout a range of ecosystems, from freshwater habitats to the open ocean and from polar regions to the tropics. Despite decades of research and public awareness, an increasing number of these species have become threatened with significant population declines and, in some cases, extinction due to anthropogenic threats such as fisheries interactions (particularly bycatch), water-borne pollution, coastal development and noise. This new topic will aim to publish the most up-to-date research on the conservation status of small cetaceans around the globe. We welcome papers that address critical conservation issues, but also reviews with a broad scope (e.g. global patterns of threats, mitigation to reduce human impacts, effects of climate change, current knowledge gaps and future directions in research). Contributions from developing countries, where research and conservation challenges are particularly important are strongly encouraged. Although low-cost methods to reduce human impacts on populations will be of particular interest, Frontiers in Marine Science Marine Megafauna will welcome any contributions on ecology, genetics, evolution and behavior that will contribute to a better understanding of the impact that human activities have on populations of small cetaceans around the globe.  
Please contact me to submit a provisory title and the list of authors for a potential contribution as soon as possible. The deadline to submit manuscript via the online system of Frontiers in Marine Science will be March 15th, 2020.
Thank you very much!
Jeremy Kiszka, Randall Davis, Lars Bejder, Robert Harcourt and Mark Meekan (Special Topic Editors and Guest Editors)

Jeremy Kiszka (PhD)
Florida International University
Department of Biological Sciences
Center for Coastal Oceans Research (InWE)
& Tropical Conservation Institute
Tel. (305) 919 5234 (office)
Mobile. (786) 717 9797 (cell)
Skype: jeremy.kiszka
Website: https://ccor.fiu.edu 

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