BioMed Research International

The Monitoring and Assessment of Aquatic Toxicology

Publishing date
20 Jan 2017
Submission deadline
02 Sep 2016

Lead Editor

1Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China

2Pusan National University, Busan, Republic of Korea

3Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

4Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

5Senckenberg Research Institute, Gelnhausen, Germany

The Monitoring and Assessment of Aquatic Toxicology


Chemicals have been widely used in agricultural crops, forests, and wetlands in the recent 30 years. However, the extensive use and discharge of these chemicals in aquatic environment will induce aquatic toxicology and may impair biological communities. Due to the lack of target specificity, these chemicals can cause severe and persistent toxic effects on nontarget aquatic species, including invertebrates and vertebrates.

The topic covers new monitoring technologies, mathematical analysis methods, and aquatic environment assessment of the aquatic toxicology. Knowledge and understanding of these conditions have led to the development of new monitoring, analysis, and assessment technologies based on biological and chemical methods. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the above aspects.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Type analysis of environmental chemicals in the aquatic environment
  • Transport and transformation of chemicals in aquatic environment
  • The scientific methods for monitoring and assessment of aquatic toxicology: scaling methods, the use of biological indicators/biomarkers, dynamic and commitment models, pollution indices, and so forth
  • Biological and chemical characteristics of water pollution due to different chemicals
  • The design and development of sampling techniques, analysis methods, and monitoring systems of chemicals in groundwater and surface water
  • Methods and procedures of pollution risk assessment, relating to aquatic environment
  • The mechanisms of cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, and tumorigenicity exerted by environmental chemicals in the aquatic environment
  • Use of wastewater and other quality waters
  • Mitigation strategies for nanoparticles in water pollution
  • Consequences on monitoring and assessment methods as a result of new trending in aquatic toxicology
  • New laboratory techniques of emerging pollutants quantification
  • Update of water, sediment, and tissue quality guidelines
  • Marine environment and toxicology


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9179728
  • - Editorial

The Monitoring and Assessment of Aquatic Toxicology

Zongming Ren | Tae-Soo Chon | ... | Fengqing Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5178697
  • - Research Article

Biodegradation of Dimethyl Phthalate by Freshwater Unicellular Cyanobacteria

Xiaohui Zhang | Lincong Liu | ... | Feng Luo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4158451
  • - Research Article

Quantitative Characterization of the Toxicities of Cd-Ni and Cd-Cr Binary Mixtures Using Combination Index Method

Lingyun Mo | Minyi Zheng | ... | Yanpeng Liang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1317232
  • - Review Article

Environmental Characteristics of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Marine System, with Emphasis on Marine Organisms and Sediments

Ying Zhang | Weiliang Wang | ... | Zhipeng He
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7309184
  • - Research Article

Integrative Characterization of Toxic Response of Zebra Fish (Danio rerio) to Deltamethrin Based on AChE Activity and Behavior Strength

Qing Ren | Tingting Zhang | ... | Tae-Soo Chon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1872351
  • - Research Article

Silver Nanoparticles Affect Functional Bioenergetic Traits in the Invasive Red Sea Mussel Brachidontes pharaonis

Ilenia Saggese | Gianluca Sarà | Francesco Dondero
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2167053
  • - Research Article

Environmental and Ecological Risk Assessment of Trace Metal Contamination in Mangrove Ecosystems: A Case from Zhangjiangkou Mangrove National Nature Reserve, China

Jun Wang | Huihong Du | ... | Minggang Cai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 7137310
  • - Research Article

Optimization of a Coastal Environmental Monitoring Network Based on the Kriging Method: A Case Study of Quanzhou Bay, China

Kai Chen | Minjie Ni | ... | Mengyang Liu
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