Botanica Marina Special Issue

Seagrasses worldwide have faced drastic declines over the past few decades due to a range of anthropogenic and climatic impacts. This is especially apparent in Southeast Asia where human pressures have grown with the burgeoning populations in many coastal zones. The Southeast Asian region has the highest diversity of seagrass species in the world but accurate and reliable estimates of seagrass cover and extent in this region are hampered by the paucity of long term monitoring data and freely available information. To encourage the sharing and publication of research and information on seagrass in the region, we are pleased to announce a Special Issue of Botanica Marina to usher in the World Seagrass Conference and 13th International Seagrass Biology Workshop to be held in Singapore from 11 to 17 June, 2018.

This Special Issue is open to all contributors with original research relating to seagrasses in this region. We accept papers in the formats of reviews, research articles or short communications. All potential contributors are encouraged to carefully read and follow Botanica Marina’s instruction to authors prior to submission. We encourage all potential authors to submit their publications early, submissions that are accepted after the initial review process will be made available online first.


Manuscripts must be submitted through the Botanica Marina online portal by 30 November 2017 (extended deadline).

Managing guest editors:

Dr. Siti Maryam Yaakub
Senior Marine Ecologist
DHI Water & Environment, Singapore

Dr. Pimchanok Buapet
Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

Dr. Jillian Ooi Lean Sim
Senior Lecturer
University of Malaya, Malaysia

Dr. Richard Unsworth
Lecturer/Research Officer
Swansea University, United Kingdom


Please direct any inquiries to with the subject title “Botanica Marina Special Issue”.