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Special Issue "Selected Papers from International Symposium AGROECOINFO 2022 Based on All Areas of Ecosystems Sustainability and Geoinformatics"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Water Management".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 1361

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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, 38221 Volos, Greece
Interests: environmental remote sensing; atmospheric physics; climatology; drought; climate impacts on water resources
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, 80055 Portici, NA, Italy
Interests: development of earth observation interpretation techniques for water management and land surface processes; distributed agro-hydrological models for water management and irrigation; in situ and remote active microwave sensing of agricultural land surfaces
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Laboratory of Soil Science, School of Agriculture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 541 24 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: soil science; soil chemistry; environmental analysis; environmental monitoring; GIS; heavy metal(oid)s; trace elements; contamination monitoring; urban and agricultural soil pollution; physicochemical behavior of metals in environment
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Thessaly, Pedion Areos, 38334 Volos, Greece
Interests: agrometeorological and hydrological modeling; stochastic and systems hydrology; environmental remote sensing; environmental hazards risk management and climate variability/change: impacts-mitigation-adaptation
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Sustainable ecosystems play a very important role in the quality of life. We depend as a society on healthy ecosystems to arrange many things: purify the air so we can breathe properly, mitigate carbon for climate regulation, cycle nutrients so as to have access to clean drinking water, improve our crops and food, etc. As the world’s population continues to grow, our dependence on healthy ecosystems to provide the essential necessities for our survival is crucial.

This Special Issue aims to collect new studies and papers based on a very wide range of subjects, such as climate variability and change,  climate variability in agriculture, agriculture and water resources, irrigation,  water availability, climate modelling, impacts and mitigation of climate change, adaptation to climate change, agroclimatic classification and zoning, environmental hazards, hydrometeorological hazards in agriculture (floods, storms, drought, desertification), biophysical hazards in agriculture (frost, heatwaves, biohazards, wildfires), ecosystem management, soil management and sustainability, water management, zero waste management, toxicology and ecotoxicology, environmental quality management, environment and health, environmental economics, environmental scores and measures, environmental geoinformatics, environmental geoinformatics, digital agriculture, smart agriculture, smart farming, remote sensing, GIS, decision support systems (DSS), green ICT, wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and sensor development, multi-sensor and data fusion, intelligent systems for agriculture production, precision agriculture (PA), agricultural sensors, and farming drones, land and marine ecosystems,  water–ecosystems–food (WEF) nexus, biodiversity, circular economy, renewable energy sources, and environmental legislation, ethics and green politics.

Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subjected to a rigorous peer-review procedure, with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.

Dr. Marios Spiliotopoulos
Prof. Dr. Guido D’Urso
Dr. Evangelia Golia
Prof. Dr. Nicolas R. Dalezios
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  • ecosystems
  • geoinformation
  • GIS
  • remote sensing
  • air and soil sustainability

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Estimation of Hydraulic Parameters from the Soil Water Characteristic Curve
Sustainability 2023, 15(8), 6714; - 15 Apr 2023
Cited by 2 | Viewed by 850
Soil water characteristic curve (SWCC) is one of the most essential hydraulic properties that play fundamental role in various environmental issues and water management. SWCC gives important information for water movement, soil behavior, infiltration, and drainage mechanism, affecting the water circle and the [...] Read more.
Soil water characteristic curve (SWCC) is one of the most essential hydraulic properties that play fundamental role in various environmental issues and water management. SWCC gives important information for water movement, soil behavior, infiltration, and drainage mechanism, affecting the water circle and the aquifer recharge. Since most of the world’s freshwater withdrawals go for irrigation uses, decoding SWCC is beneficial, as it affects water saving through irrigation planning. Estimation of crucial parameters, such as field capacity (FC) and permanent wilting point (PWP) is the key solution for water saving. Modelling of the SWCC and hydraulic parameters estimation are of great importance, since the laboratory experimental procedures and the experiments in the field are often time-consuming processes. In the present study, the SWCC along with FC and PWP of two soil types were obtained via specific experimental procedures in the laboratory. In order to simulate the SWCC and estimate FC and PWP, the experimental data were approximated with van Genuchten’s model. Results showed that using SWCC to estimate FC gives excellent results, while the method rationally overestimates the PWP. Hence, the presented method leads to estimation of crucial hydraulic parameters that can be used in irrigation planning and water saving practices. Full article
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