Dear all

we would like to invite you to contribute to this special issue (research topic) we are hosting at Frontiers in Marine Science.

Looking forward to hear from you.

Very best regards

Bernardo Duarte
MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre
Faculty os Sciences of the University of Lisbon
Campo Grande
1749 - 016<tel:1749%20-%20016> Lisbon, Portugal

In collaboration with Frontiers in Marine Science, section Marine Pollution, we are organizing a Research Topic titled "Anthropogenic Impacts in Transitional Systems: Current Advances and Future Perspectives", hosted by Bernardo Duarte, Isabel Ca├žador. As host editor, I would like to encourage you to contribute to this topic. Please find more information about Research Topics below, including the publishing fees that apply. You can also visit the homepage we have created on the Frontiers website, which defines the focus of the topic, and where all published articles will appear.

Submission Deadlines

30 August 2016 Abstract
31 October 2016 Manuscript

With your agreement to take part, I would request you submit an abstract in advance of any manuscript submission you choose to make (deadline identified at the homepage above).

As I am using the Frontiers system to manage this topic, please first indicate your decision to participate by clicking on one of the following links.

Let me know if you have any questions about my Research Topic. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

With best regards,

Bernardo Duarte
Guest Associate Editor, Frontiers in Marine Science<>


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