About this Research Topic
In this Research topic, we would like to clarify the risk situation of ECs in the complex marine environment and explore the driving forces of environmental factors on ecotoxicological processes. Combined with high-resolution mass spectrometry, biochemical analysis, hydrodynamic water quality model we target sensitive biomarkers and accurately the impacts of environmental factors on ecological and health risks of ECs. To date, the team has been committed to the development of ecological risk assessment and toxicological endpoints evaluation of ECs and numerical modelling approaches.
We invite research and review papers on, but not limited to, the following research areas:
• Toxicological endpoints of ECs on marine organisms at the behavioral, metabolic, and translational levels;
• Inflammation, cellular dysfunction and toxicological models of ECs and their molecular mechanism;
• Bioavailability of particle-associated ECs under the influence of environmental factors (such as climate change and hydrodynamic processes);
• Impacts of ECs transportation and transformation on nutrient cycles and their mechanisms;
• Hydrology/Hydraulics and water quality model exploration of ECs in the complex marine environment;
Keywords: emerging contaminants (ECs), toxicological endpoints, molecular mechanism, bioavailability, nutrient cycles
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