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30 June 2021
Applied Phycology research advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Applied Phycology is actively seeking submissions which contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, for a Special Issue of the journal to be published in 2022.
Algae are hugely important in ecosystem function, but also have the potential to play a vital part in the development of new biofuels, food sources, pharmaceutical bioactives, algal carbon capture and countless other applications to benefit the wellbeing of humans and the planet.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Seaweed resources
- Macroalgal and microalgal aquaculture
- Integrated aquaculture
- Applied taxonomy
- Applied genomics
- Applied ecology, environmental change and conservation
- Environmental and societal impact of industrialisation of algal production
- LCA (life cycle analysis) and TEA (techno economic analysis) of sustainable energy routes
This special issue will participate in a cross-discipline collection, with contributions from across the Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences, in support of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 missions. These missions collectively represent important research and policy priorities facing our global society. The collection will be published to be timed with Earth Day 2022 (22 April 2022) as part of a joint effort to support real-world research that addresses the SDGs and global policy priorities.
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We are seeking novel and creative contributions in the form of original research and reviews. This is an exciting opportunity to make an impact beyond the field of academia and contribute to real-world developments of products and policies. We encourage a diverse and creative approach to tackling these global challenges and will review all submissions equally.
Applied Phycology is a fully open access journal published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of the British Phycological Society. All papers undergo expert peer review and are managed by the experienced team headed up by John Beardall, Juliet Brodie and Christine Maggs.
Submissions should clearly indicate in the abstract which UN SDG (s) the research relates to. This should be structured as an Impact Statement of no more than 250 words.
We anticipate research will concentrate on one or more of the following goals:
Goal 6. Cleanwater and Sanitation: “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”
Goal 7. Affordable and Clean Energy: “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”
Goal 13. Climate action: “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”
Goal 14. Life below water: “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”
Find out more about the full list of 17 UN SDGs, and why these have been selected as areas of global importance here.
Deadline for submissions: 30th June 2021
Anticipated publication date: March 2022
For more information about Applied Phycology, and this Special Issue, contact the Editor in Chief, John Beardall.
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