Calls for papers


International Journal of Environment and Waste Management
International Journal of Environment and Waste Management


Special Issue on: "Aquatic Environment"

Guest Editors:
Prof. R. K Singh, B. S. Konkan Agriculture University, India
Prof. Pradeep Shrivastava, Barkatullah University, India
Mr. Vivek Rohidas Vartak and Mr. Ajay Shivajirao Desai, B. S. Konkan Agriculture University, India
Prof. Yung-Tse Hung, Cleveland State University, USA

The aquatic environment can be defined as interacting system of resources such as water and biota. The world has a variety of lotic and lentic aquatic environments, which are a major source of food to millions of people across the earth. The abundance and distribution of fishes in the water are the products of interaction among fishes and their chemical, physical and biological surroundings. Hence, the dynamics of aquatic environment depends on the properties of water. Environmental forces such as temperature, light, dissolved oxygen, current, population density that impinge on the live of aquatic animal are complex and interrelated in their effects.

The unprecedented development on all fronts associated with fast growth of human and cattle population has caused rapid deterioration in the aquatic environment. The major effects of the industrial discharge on aquatic fauna and water quality are the mortality and contamination of water by toxic metals. Therefore, conservation and management of these resources with the environment are of paramount interest. The exponential growth of human population and progressive industrialisation are posing serious threats to aquatic environment and its resources potential. Consequently, environment is emerging as one of the top priorities, and the aquatic environment has gained new dimensions.

Subject Coverage
Original research paper or reviews that size up the format of the Journal are invited in the following and related areas:
  • Limnology of ponds, lakes and reservoirs
  • Planktonic organisms in aquatic bodies-taxonomic study and mass culture, biological indicators
  • Impact of seasonal and annual rhythmic environmental changes on aquatic life, fish, crustaceans and molluscans
  • Physio-chemical characteristics of ponds and rivers affecting plankton production; fish, crustacean's reproductive cycle and growth
  • Aquatic productivity and strategy to enhance it in ponds; benthic fauna
  • Nutrient status, cycling in aquatic bodies and possible role with respect to fish/prawn culture.
  • Pollution in the aquatic environment and control measures.
  • Water quality monitoring, aquatic biodiversity and wet land
  • Management of reservoirs with respect to aquaculture and water quality
  • Remote sensing applications in aquatic environment

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission: 30 April 2008

First turn of papers review: 30 June 2008

Second turn of papers review: 31 August 2008

Final papers submission: 30 September 2008