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Special Issue "Hydrological and Ecological Systems within the Terrestrial Land Surface"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Toby Richard Marthews

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK
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Interests: climate change; terrestrial ecology; ecosystem dynamics; water cycle fluxes (including runoff, evapotranspiration, river flow); carbon budgeting; tree community assembly; land surface modelling; biosphere–atmosphere interactions; wetlands
Guest Editor
Dr. Alberto Martínez-de la Torre

1. Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK
2. Agencia Estatal de Meteorología, Spain
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Interests: climate change; runoff generation; river flow; evapotranspiration; land surface modelling; biosphere–atmosphere interactions; wetlands; groundwater; model benchmarking

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In this special issue of Water, we are seeking to assemble a world-class set of studies that focus on land surface and/or hydrological issues of the terrestrial biosphere. Climate is an essential driver and determiner of the structure of ecosystems, but in order to approach a complete understanding of systems within the terrestrial biosphere, we also need to have a much better understanding of the movement of water below and across the landscape (rivers, wetlands, arid areas, saturated and unsaturated zones of the soil, plant-mediated dynamics) and the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that originate and maintain biological communities at particular locations of the land surface (including all terra firme and dominantly freshwater ecosystems). We welcome submissions on both observational and modelling studies, as well as studies from both a hydrological and an ecological perspective, but studies that cut across or integrate more than one of these categories will be given priority. Review papers are also welcome if they are contemporary enough and contribute to a wider understanding of the focus topic.

Dr. Toby Richard Marthews
Dr. Alberto Martínez-de la Torre
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Climate change
  • Water cycle
  • Biogeochemical cycling
  • Land–atmosphere interactions
  • Biosphere–atmosphere fluxes
  • Coupled model applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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