Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Limnology - The Importance of Monitoring and Correlations of Lentic and Lotic Waters

Carmine Massarelli

National Research Council

With a Ph.D. from the University of Foggia in Italy, Dr. Massarelli is an environmental technologist and expert in the development of Smart Technologies for water management, environmental monitoring, and integration of spatial data.


Claudia Campanale

National Research Council

A pioneering researcher in monitoring emerging pollutants in environmental matrices and extreme environments, Dr. Camapanale received her Ph.D. degree at the University of Bari, Italy. Her multidisciplinary approach is based on analytical evidence integrated by a biological and ecological vision.


Sampling Techniques Water Soil Sediments Ecological Networks Ecosystem Health Remote Sensing Remote Environments Temporary Environments Geodatabase Sensors and Cameras Open-Source

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The book aims to collect the state of the art of techniques and technologies for monitoring lentic and lotic environments so important for the ecological role they perform.

The knowledge relating to the chemical, physical and biological characteristics of the still or slow-moving waters - the so-called "lentic environments": lakes, swamps, ponds - but also fresh and salty waters, are to be deepened. Contributions related to their interaction with lotic waters - streams, rivers - will also be well appreciated. All those elements useful to represent the quality of these environments will be considered and treated also in relation to the ecological role they play.

Studies based on observations made and aimed at forecasting transformations (understood as the evolution of environments over time) will be collected. We also want to collect contributions relating to the influence of the surrounding environment such as those due to human disturbance or even to causes of natural origin. In addition, also studies relating to the management of inland waters and related indicators to identify the more common problems of pollution. Finally, we also want to collect contributions relating to best practices (the most significant experiences, procedures, actions, or in any case those that have allowed the best results to be obtained in relation to the conservation of these environments) through intelligent, low-cost systems.

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Date completed: March 10th 2022

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: July 9th 2022

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Review results due: September 27th 2022

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Expected publication date: November 26th 2022

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About the editor

Carmine Massarelli

National Research Council

Dr. Carmine Massarelli (Environmental technologist at Italian National Council of Research, Water Research Institute)is an expert in the development of Smart Technologies for water management and environmental monitoring, characterization and monitoring of contaminated and degraded sites, integration of spatial data such as standard methodologies, interoperability and data infrastructures. He is also an expert in Geographic Information Systems, database administration, programming and IT-related roles, maintenance and creation of geographic data (accuracy and quality), use of scripting, and building cartographic output applying the principles of cartography using open-source IT systems for the processing, analysis, and integration of remote sensing data with airborne and satellite sensors for thematic purposes.

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