About this Research Topic
The goal of this Research Topic is to bring together advances on how marine heatwaves interact with other physical, chemical, biological or socio-ecological processes and events. We invite papers from a broad range of disciplines, including physical oceanography, climate science, marine ecology, marine chemistry, fisheries science, mariculture, atmospheric science, geography, sociology, economics, psychology, or other disciplines focused on socio-ecological systems. We encourage submissions that are interdisciplinary. We also encourage submissions that focus on compound events associated with marine heatwaves and/or their impacts, as well as case studies on specific marine heatwaves and their various interactions with other extreme events, impacts, and/or processes.
Examples of submissions might include:
- New understanding of the physical drivers of MHWs
- Compound events: how MHWs interact or reinforce other weather or biogeochemical extremes
- The measurement and evolution of subsurface MHWs
- MHW impacts on species, ecosystems and human systems
- Responding to and planning for the negative impacts of MHWs
- MHW effects on the Blue Economy
- Socio-ecological regime shifts associated with MHWs
Keywords: Marine heatwaves, compound events, marine ecology, climate change, human interactions, climate extremes, climate variability, physical processes
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.