Responses of Soil and Vegetation to Hydrological Processes

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydrology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 May 2024) | Viewed by 167

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School of Water Conservancy & Environment Engineering, Zhejiang University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Hangzhou, China
Interests: hydrological modeling; remote sensing; climate change; evapotranspiration; machine learning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As a result of climate change and human activities, hydrological processes have undergone  great changes which cannot be ignored. Simultaneously, hydrological elements, including runoff, evapotranspiration, soil moisture and precipitation, etc., also present obvious changes. These changes inevitably affect the ecosystem and its components, for example, soil and vegetation. This is a result of the close connection between hydrological processes and the ecosystem. Thus, research on the response of soil and vegetation to hydrological processes can provide a theoretical basis and technical support for ecological adjustment, biodiversity protection, and ecological restoration.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect a wide spectrum of papers which illustrate the current progress and future prospects in the response of soil and vegetation to hydrological processes.

Specific topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The response of soil and/or vegetation to hydrological processes in different ecosystems, including riparian ecosystems, wetlands ecosystems, and so on;
  • Impacts of future hydrological changes on soil and/or vegetation;
  • Impacts of specific hydrological elements (such as soil moisture, evapotranspiration)  on plant community types, plant spatial distribution, and so on.
  • The interaction between vegetation restoration and hydrological changes;
  • Data assimilation and data merging methods for the simulation of soil and/or vegetation changes with remote sensing datasets;

Dr. Suli Pan
Guest Editor

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  • hydrological processes
  • ecosystem
  • soil
  • vegetation
  • climate change
  • human activities
  • remote sensing

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