Two thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by the oceans and it is likely that this vast ecosystem harbours the greatest amount of Earth’s biodiversity.
Marine Biodiversity is the international journal devoted to all aspects of biodiversity research on marine ecosystems. Scope of the journal covers research at gene- , species and ecosystems level that focuses on describing the actors (genes and species), the patterns (gradients and distributions) and the understanding of the processes responsible for the regulation and maintenance of diversity in marine systems. Also included are the study of species interactions (symbioses, parasitism, etc.) and the role of species in structuring marine ecosystem functioning.
Marine Biodiversity includes original papers, short notes and review articles. It forms a platform for marine biodiversity researchers from all over the world for the exchange of new information and discussions on concepts and exciting discoveries.
Marine Biodiversity is a relaunch of the journal Senckenbergiana maritima. The first issue (Volume 39, No 1) has been published in March 2009.
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Aims and Scope
Marine Biodiversity is a peer-reviewed international journal devoted to all aspects of biodiversity research in marine ecosystems.
Marine Biodiversity considers original research papers, short notes and reviews on taxonomy, systematics and phylogeny of any kind of marine organisms, on biogeography, morphological and genetic diversity, distribution of species, diversity patterns and gradients, co-existence of species and species interactions, processes and factors influencing community structure, structure and function of marine ecosystems, and present and historical use of marine biodiversity by human populations. Additional scope of the journal includes models and concepts explaining any aspect of species co-existence and species distribution, and descriptions of new methods to improve biodiversity research and species inventories.
Marine Biodiversity specially encourages contributions dealing with the understanding of the evolution and maintenance of biodiversity in marine systems and the role of species in structuring marine ecosystem functioning.