Special Issue "Applied Ecology Research for Water Quality Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: aquatic systems ecology; stormwater management; water quality modeling; watershed-scale nutrient management; watershed modeling; carbon and nutrient biogeochemistry; ecotoxicology; mesocosm studies; agricultural best management practices; aquatic life criteria
Applied ecology research considers fundamental ecological process and function to inform environmental policy and practice. In the field of water quality management, applied aquatic ecology provides the mechanisms, or causes-and-effects, that characterize the quality of water. Waters cannot be protected or restored without considering and accounting for ecological principles and interactions in the project planning, design, and implementation phases of such effort. Under the rapidly changing climate regime there are numerous interacting ecologies, some yet to be realized, that are increasing the uncertainty of water quality management and affecting the ability to assess the success of management effort along with the confidence that program managers can have that spent funds will result in improvements. In this special issue I am seeking contributions that bring new ecological insight to water quality managment. Contributions might describe how water quality mangement uses aquatic ecology to: enhance engineering design of best management practices; guide the development, implementation, and analysis of policies and programs; establish water treatment processes; set objectives for water use; determine effective strategies for public health risk assessment; or help account for the potential benefits and anticipate unintended consequences of management alternatives.
Dr. Christopher Nietch
Manuscript Submission Information
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- ecosystem services
- harmful algae blooms (HABs)
- nutrient management
- best management practices (BMPs)
- water quality benefits
- aquatic life criteria
- numeric nutrient criteria
- invasive species
- public policy
- ecological structure and function
- point and nonpoint sources