5th International Conference Water resources and wetlands 2020 Tulcea Romania Water resources and wetlands 9-13 September 2020 Tulcea ROmania Romanian Limnogeographical Association German Limnological Society Polish Limnological Society



Authors are kindly asked to submit original manuscripts (in electronic form) to Conference Proceedings (full paper submission is optional depending on authors' preference). All accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings (ISSN 2285-7923) and submitted for evaluation and indexation to ISI Web of Science Clarivate Analytics, SCOPUS, EBSCO, Google Scholar, CNKI (WRW 2014 and WRW2016 are indexed in ISI Web of Science Clarivate Analytics).
This event also gives you a great opportunity to raise up your international citation rating as an author and personal academic degree and to share your experience and knowledge to other colleagues and researchers.

Full papers submission deadline: May 1st, 2021.

All text will be in English, in .doc or .docx format (please do not use other format) and submitted electronically to: wrw_conference@limnology.ro Accepted oral and poster contributions will be included in the conference proceedings. The total number of pages of the manuscript must not be shorter than 6 pages and must not exceed 8 pages.

The manuscripts/ Copyright Agreement should be saved with the name of the abstract number and name of the first author (ex. "A1Gastescu" see the abstract section). Once a paper is accepted, authors will transfer copyright to the Romanian Limnogeographical Association. The form for transfer of copyright must be completed by the author(s) and submitted togheter with the manuscript. By Copyright Transfer Agreement, the author(s) warrants that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere and the manuscript is the original work of the author(s). The contents and ideas presented in conference proceedings are responsibility of the authors only. No paper will be published in the Proceedings unless a transfer of copyright form and payment of the registration fee.

At the same time, author(s) are encouraged to submit articles for journal:

Water (IF: 2.524)

Special Issue: Phytoplankton and Phytobenthos: From Freshwater to Marine Ecosystems
(Editors: Agnieszka Napiórkowska-Krzebietke, Justyna Kobos, Aleksandra Zgrundo)

Dear Colleagues,
Although water is the dominant environment on the Earth and the life forms evolved in water, we still know surprisingly little about this realm, especially aquatic plants. Plants which we define as aquatic photosynthesizing micro- and macroorganisms, including cyanobacteria, are responsible for primary production. The exploration of the diversity of aquatic environments and organisms that inhabit them is a priority requirement to understand the nature and redefine our relationship in order to protect the Earth resources threatened by our use or to make a wise use. It is of high importance in a world under human pressures such as climate change, habitat loss, pollution, intentional and unintentional introductions, etc.
The rationale of this Special Issue is to collect papers that refer to plant life in fresh- and marine waters. We are especially seeking articles that present how phytoplankton and phytobenthos organisms, populations, and communities interact with their environment, including both field and laboratory experiments. Potential research topics include aquatic plants adaptations and reactions towards stress conditions, diversity at various levels (e.g., molecular, population, community, ecosystem), analyses of spatiotemporal changes in populations' structure and distribution, production of biologically active compounds and biosorption, blooms, and invasive species.

Remote sensing (IF: 4.118)

Special Issue: Remote Sensing in Aquatic Vegetation Monitoring
(Editors: Dr. Thomas Schneider, Prof. Dr. Natascha Oppelt)

Dear Colleagues,
Aquatic plants or macrophytes are primary producers that grow in water (salt- or freshwater) and are either emergent, submergent, or floating. Macrophytes provide habitat for fish and aquatic invertebrates, produce oxygen, and act as food for fish and wildlife. Macrophytes are sessile, react on changes in the environment and are therefore indicators for changing environmental conditions: the macrophyte index, for instance, is an integral part of the European Water Framework Directive (EU-WFD) and understood as long-term trophy status indicator. The growth of macrophytes is influenced by global change effects like the increase in water temperatures, more frequent extreme events (heavy rain, storm, drought periods) as well as changes in land use within the catchment of tributaries. These phenomena affect population composition, growth dynamics and promote endemic or alien invasive species. Ship-, air- and spaceborne remote sensing (RS) approaches can support inventory and monitoring of macrophytes. At present mainly optical systems are in use to analyse spatial, spectral or temporal changes and deliver information on bathymetry. Sonar and Green Lidar techniques complement the spectral information based approaches of optical systems by bathymetric information and, to some extent, height information of macrophyte populations, expected to improve biomass estimation in contribution to methane emissions by lakes and rivers. Manuscripts handed in for publication may cover the following aspects:
Measurement frequency: across the daytime, monotemporal, multiseasonal (x-times per vegetation period), multitemporal (successive years, same phenological pahse)
Measurement level: 'in-situ'/'ex-situ', ship?, drone, airplane, satellite
Instrumentation: broadband (e.g. PAR sensors, fluorescence), multi- to hyperspectral, sonar, Lidar
Environmental setups/frame conditions:
-lake type, size, water contents, bathymethry effects (depth, slope, aspect, bottom type), atmosphere, daytime, etc.
-phenology changes (identification, growth competition)
-catchment effects (landuse changes, connectivity of lakes)
-criteria for identification and status assessment
-analytical methods: growth modelling, supporting datasets, joint approaches (environmental DNA (eDNA), citizen science approaches, interaction freshwater body management/trophy status, interaction macrophytes/fishery, etc.)
analytical goals:
Emersed aquatic populations and status indicators (frontline structure, vitality, density, height, species mixture)
Submersed, including floating, species composition for EU-WFD, invasive species identification, growth depth and biomass, especially with regard to methane greenhouse gas emissions



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