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Special Issue "Coupling Eco-Hydrology with Water Sustainability: Concepts and Applications"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainability in Geographic Science".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 September 2022) | Viewed by 12340
Special Issue Editors
Interests: agro-ecosystem processes; eco-hydrology and water environment; isotopic hydrology; surface-ground water interaction
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Interests: land use; nutrient management; watershed modeling
Interests: hydrology and water resources; water-saving irrigation technology; ecological hydrology
Interests: water cycle process in arid area; ecological hydrology; water resources allocation; brackish water irrigation
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Special Issue Information
This Special Issue was inspired by the increasing frequency and intensity of major hydrological extremes and the resulting water environment changes across our planet. Terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are under increasing stress in the background of global change and ever-growing anthropogenic impacts in many regions, such as the drylands in Africa, Central Asia, Northwest China, and the U.S. It is anticipated that this will only be exacerbated in the future. Among hydrological extremes, droughts potentially challenge ecosystem resilience through propagating down the atmosphere–hydrosphere–land surface–biosphere cascade. The alteration of eco-hydrology processes leads to a changed water cycle and solute transportation within the natural and artificial ecosystems, leading to a reallocation of water resources, threatening sustainability. The water cycle is governed by complex and dynamic interactions and feedbacks between climate, soil, and vegetation. These interactions regulate the patterns of water utilization strategies across the biosphere–atmosphere interface at a wide range of scales. Therefore, we need to understand ecohydrological interactions during drought and the resistance and resilience of ecosystems to multiple, dynamic stressors, which would allow us to develop appropriate management interventions and adaptation strategies. In establishing the bridge between eco-hydrology and water sustainability, the discipline seeks to link different aspects of the environmental and ecological sciences, dealing with surface hydrology, soil hydrology, hydraulics, hydrogeology, geophysics, and ecology.
The Special Issue, “Coupling Eco-Hydrology with Water Sustainability: Concepts and Applications”, stems from the need to stimulate and collect the most recent results in this field with a specific focus on bringing together modelling applications and experimental experiences. The emphasis has necessarily been on marshalling the information that can be summarized in the following topics: soil moisture dynamics, soil–plant interaction, vegetation modelling, and the effects of climate change on ecosystems. Understanding the basic processes of ecohydrology will hopefully lead to the development of tools for a more sustainable use of water resources and the management of natural and artificial ecosystems.
Prof. Dr. Fadong Li
Prof. Dr. Gang Chen
Prof. Dr. Xinlin He
Prof. Dr. Guang Yang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- eco-hydrological processes in dryland
- ecosystem sensitivity to drought
- hydrological extremes
- salinization variability and global change
- resilience and adaptation strategies
- relationship between eco-hydrology and water environment
- sustainable water use and SDGs
- anthropogenic impacts on the hydrology and ecology of arid areas
- agriculture and water use sustainability