Call for papers: Environmental DNA as a practical tool for aquatic conservation and restoration

Guest Editors:

Hideyuki Doi, University of Hyogo, Japan

Keigo Nakamura, Public Works Research Institute, Japan

Objective: Landscape and Ecological Engineering (LEE) will publish a special issue, "Environmental DNA as a practical tool for aquatic conservation and restoration" for providing updated scientific understanding on environmental DNA methods and applications to investigate various taxa and habitats in aquatic ecosystems.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Environmental DNA methods for aquatic species/community detection and quantification

2. Environmental DNA survey for conservation and restoration of aquatic ecosystem

We invite the following article types: reviews, original papers, and short communications.         


Guidelines for authors and manuscript submission can be found here.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the Editorial Manager portal.

In Editorial Manager, please select “Special Feature” as the article type, and please specify in the cover letter that the submission is for the special feature “Environmental DNA as a practical tool for aquatic conservation and restoration”.

Submission deadline: January 31, 2022

Expected publication: Volume 18 Issue 3 (July 2022 issue)

For questions about the content of the special issue, please contact Hideyuki Doi (

For questions about how to submit manuscripts through Editorial Manager, please contact Arivuselvi Senthilkumar (