The Bulletin of Marine Science is partnering with the scientific committee of the 6th Mangrove Macrobenthos and Management Conference, scheduled to take place in Cartagena, Colombia from July 24th to July 28th, 2023, to publish a special issue capturing the state-of-the-science presented at the conference. This special issue follows the tradition of previous single-issue special publications of the MMM conference series, including those from St Augustine, Florida (2016) and Singapore (2019). For information about MMM6 please click here.
There are no publication charges for articles for subscription-only access. Open access article fees will be offered at a discount based on agreement with conference organizers. Below is a list of international scientists and mangrove experts who have accepted the invitation from conference organizers to serve as guest editors for this volume.
We invite all registered conference participants to submit manuscripts for publication in this special issue. To submit a manuscript please visit the Bulletin’s home page and click on “Submit a Manuscript”. In the “Comments” section of your submission form, please indicate the mansucript is part of MMM6. This will allow us to apply all relevant fee waivers and discounts.
The deadline for manuscript submission is 31 October, 2023 (final extension to January 31, 2024).
Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia
Dr Blanco-Libreros is an integrative ecologist interested in how ecosystem processes relate to environmental drivers at different spatial scales. He is currently exploring the roles of plants and animals in carbon cycling modulated by hydrologic and anthropogenic drivers in tropical coastalscapes. Mangroves are his favorite study system!
Griffith University, Australia
Dr Adame especializes in the management, conservation, and restoration of wetlands with emphasis on carbon sequestration, water quality, and coastal protection from storms and flooding.
Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Germany
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Panama
Dr Castellanos-Galindo’s research interests are mangrove ecology and conservation, tropical fish ecology and small-scale fisheries management, invasion biology, remote sensing of coastal environments and the sustainability of tropical marine social-ecological systems.
Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
Professor Diele’s research focuses on the management and restoration of coastal ecosystems with emphasis on mangroves, seagrasses, rocky shores, and reefs. Her approach seeks to answer biological and ecological questions to deliver conservation, management, and livelihood solutions.
Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Dr Mancera Pineda’s work centers on the modeling of coastal ecosystems and the ecology and management of tropical wetlands. Additional interests include harmful algae and water quality research.