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Special Issue "Long-Term Monitoring and Research in Forest Hydrology: Towards Integrated Watershed Management"
A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Hydrology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 March 2022) | Viewed by 21015
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Special Issue Editor
Interests: forest hydrology; water balance; evapotranspiration; rainfall interception; surface runoff; integrated land and water management; flood disaster; water resources; payment of environmental services
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Special Issue Information
Forest hydrology, as a discipline, was designed to address the fundamental questions regarding the impacts of deforestation on flood and drought. Recently, forest hydrology has become a primary discipline in biophysical sciences to clarify how forests and water interact with each other. Despite the remarkable and detailed progress of research into forest hydrology, the original questions have not yet been fully answered. Additionally, the knowledge gained through this research has not yet been integrated into forest and water management in the real world. Recently, payment for environmental services (PES) schemes was made available as a new tool for forest and water management, but most of these schemes fail to consider the recent advances in forest hydrology.
The influence of global warming continues to grow, and extreme weather events are increasing in frequency, posing threats to people and property. To sustain and manage forests and water resources and avoid and mitigate disasters, it is an important and urgent challenge to understand long-term hydrological changes in forests and to provide robust scientific knowledge on the response of forest and water resources to those changes. Such detection of environmental changes and ecosystem responses requires baseline datasets based on long-term hydrological observations of forests. In recent years, the number of long-term forest hydrology observation sites has increased.
The aim of this Special Issue is to gather both recent scientific research of forest hydrology based on long-term data and integrated watershed management based on current research in forest hydrology. All types of manuscripts (original research, reviews, etc.) are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Koichiro Kuraji
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- forest hydrology
- water balance
- rainfall interception
- surface runoff
- integrated land and water management
- flood disaster
- water resources
- payment of environmental services