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Restoring biodiversity by bringing back native European oysters and their rich species communities

Oyster reefs are among the most endangered marine habitats on earth and restoration projects are gaining momentum in Europe.

The open access review article "The Native Oyster Restoration Alliance (NORA) and the Berlin Oyster Recommendation: Bringing back a key ecosystem engineer by developing and supporting best practice in Europe" presents relevant recommendations for the implementation of restoration measures and provides a synthesis of current European projects.

“The native European Oyster Ostrea edulis once covered vast areas of the open North Sea and other European coastal waters. As an ecosystem engineer it built biogenic reefs and played a key ecological role for the wider ecosystem by providing many essential ecosystem services.”

NORA represents nature conservation, science, oyster growers and other stakeholders and will facilitate knowledge exchange for the benefit of enhancing biodiversity. The network was established in 2017, during an international workshop on oyster restoration in Berlin. Its second conference was held at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 21-23 May 2019 , with over 140 participants.

Aquatic Living Resources is a peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research papers, review articles and prospective notes dealing with all exploited (i.e. fished or farmed) living resources in marine, brackish and freshwater environments. Visit Aquatic Living Resources online to read the instructions for authors and submit your paper; sign up for email-alerts or to recommend the journal to a colleague.

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Aquatic Living Resources: rise in the Impact Factor (June 2016)

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The latest Journal Citation Reports® recently announced by Thomson Reuters shows that Aquatic Living Resources's Impact Factor is now 1.327*.

This confirms Aquatic Living Resources position's as an important voice in the discipline as it grows readership by publishing reviews, articles and short notes on all aspects of living resources in marine, brackish and freshwater environments.

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*2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports. Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

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Aquatic Living Resources will move to online-only publication at the start of 2016 (October 2015)

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce that Aquatic Living Resources will move to online-only publication from the beginning of 2016.

EDP Sciences is always considering ways to best serve their partners to reflect the needs of the readers of their journals and the libraries that subscribe to them. In recent years, it has become clear that the demand of the market is moving rapidly towards the electronic edition of journals, with the print version becoming less important.

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Electronic management of manuscripts for Aquatic Living Resources (April 2015)

ALR is happy to announce that electronic submission of papers is now available via the widely used Editorial Manager system.

This change of the submission process will facilitate access to manuscripts by authors, reviewers and members of the Editorial Board, and will lead to a smoother reviewing process.

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Aquatic Living Resources transitioning from CUP to EDP Sciences for 2015 (December 2014)

EDP Sciences is pleased to announce that hosting and distribution of Aquatic Living Resources, previously managed by Cambridge University Press (CUP), will transition to EDP Sciences for direct management from 2015 onwards.

Better services for customers and more integrated content

We feel that EDP Sciences can offer our customers a better service by integrating these journals into our wider portfolio. EDP Sciences has been investing in its platform and innovating with technology; we’re also keen to build more direct relationships within our communities. It just makes sense for us to manage the hosting and distribution of all our journals – together in one place – so our customers have a seamless experience of accessing all the content that we provide.

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Sign up for Aquatic Living Resources Email-alert service! (December 2014)

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