Special Issue "Environmental Flows, Ecological Quality and Ecosystem Services"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
Interests: aquatic ecology; integrated management of water resources; climate change
Establishing proper environmental flows (e-flows) across river basins is one of the keystones to implement an integrated management of water resources. This is even more critical in water scarce river basins due to increasing water uses (i.e., irrigation) and climate change. Functions and values of aquatic ecosystems (i.e., water quality, sediment dynamics, productivity, biodiversity, ecosystem services, etc.) are influenced by river flow regime alterations. However, scientists and managers often find very difficult to quantitatively link the ecological status of aquatic ecosystems and their services to specific e-flow regimes. This Special Issue welcomes papers investigating the links among river flows, the status of aquatic ecosystems and the benefits they provide to our society, either from the science or management perspectives.
Dr. Carles Ibáñez
Manuscript Submission Information
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- river flow
- aquatic ecosystems
- water quality
- biological indicators
- water uses
- water scarcity
- natural capital