Research Topic “Pacific Deep-Sea Discoveries: Geological and Biological Exploration, Patterns, and Processes”

In collaboration with the Deep-Sea Environments and Ecology section of Frontiers in Marine Science, Diva Amon, William Chadwick, Stephen Hammond and Randi Rotjan (host editors) are organizing a Research Topic “Pacific Deep-Sea Discoveries: Geological and Biological Exploration, Patterns, and Processes”. The aim of this project is to bring together international experts to provide a comprehensive view of the recent exploration, information, discoveries, and research findings from the deep waters of the Pacific Ocean. Recent expeditions have explored a diversity of biologically and geologically interesting habitats and topics, including ferromanganese-encrusted seamount communities, deep-sea corals and fisheries, hydrothermal vents, subduction zones, back-arc geology, and the geologic history of seamounts on the Pacific plate. This multidisciplinary Research Topic in Frontiers in Marine Science will consist of discoveries and syntheses of the expeditions’ results from the deep Pacific region.

Specifically, we encourage baseline descriptions of new habitats and regions, new species and habitat discoveries, synthesis across data layers, and insights into the deep-sea biological, geological, and oceanographic processes in the region.

If you would like to contribute, please submit your abstract for evaluation by the Topic Editors by 1st May 2018. Manuscripts are due by 7th January 2019.

You can visit the homepage to find out more: All articles will be fully open-access and information on the article processing charges can be found on the Frontiers in Marine Science website. There is a 10% discount for A-type articles (e.g. Original Research, Reviews) published within Research Topics and you are welcome to apply for a fee waiver if you do not have the funds to cover the fees.

The full description of this project can be found here.