About this Research Topic
This Research Topic will bring the emerging field of Stress Ecology up to date. Contributions are welcome from all levels of biological organization. This includes (but is not limited to): prokaryotes and eukaryotes, genetic/molecular and sub-cellular, individual, population, community and ecosystem spatial scales and evolutionary time scales. Any habitat, terrestrial, freshwater or marine, is considered relevant to assist in obtaining a good overview of the current state of Stress Ecology. It is also important to understand Stress Ecology at multiple organizational, spatial and temporal scales. Contributions addressing the consequences of stressor-induced alterations in the community composition of prey and predator organisms on horizontal (within a trophic level) and vertical (across trophic levels) interactions within food webs under stress are invited. Studies using controlled experimental approaches (e.g. factorial designs) that further the mechanistic understanding of stressors’ interactions or correlational field studies are welcome. We also welcome studies using new tools, whether they utilize novel field or experimental approaches, or theory/modeling approaches to address these questions with the goal of achieving a better understanding of multiple stressors on our environment.
Keywords: Stress Ecology, Mixture Toxicity, Environmental Realism, Pesticides, Metals, Anthropogenic Stressors, Monitoring, Nutrients, Climate Change, Plastics, Biodiversity, Ecosystems
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