Internal Nutrient Cycling in Lakes and Reservoirs
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2024 | Viewed by 1604
Interests: nutrients; nitrogen cycling; sediments; eutrophication; harmful algal blooms; water quality; lakes
Nutrients (e.g., bioavailable inorganic and organic forms of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur) contribute to biological productivity. Excessive nutrient inputs have long been known to affect the eutrophication status of lakes and lead to frequent harmful algal blooms in lakes around the world. Moreover, the presence of internal nutrient cycling often causes a delay in lake recovery after external loading reductions. Internal nutrient cycling occurs at multiple places including water columns, sediment, suspended particles, and water–air and sediment–water interfaces. The cycling closely relates to biological (e.g., bacterial and algal communities) processes and/or physicochemical processes. Various drivers such as climate change, hydrological events, and human impacts can significantly influence nutrient cycling in lakes.
Due to the complexity of nutrient cycling in aquatic ecosystems, new insights are expected to be a broad scope of literature and help to target internal nutrient control. This Special Issue welcomes contributions on carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur dynamics as well as their couplings in lakes or reservoirs. Broad topics of interest include but are not limited to: nutrient regeneration and removal driven by biogeochemical or physicochemical processes; interactions between internal nutrient cycling and environmental changes (e.g., eutrophication, salinization, climate warming, and human impacts); estimation of nutrient fluxes/loadings/budgets across different phases/interfaces; eco-environmental effects of internal nutrient cycling, e.g., greenhouse gas releases; modelings or applications for assessment and control of internal nutrient loadings.
Dr. Xiaolong Yao
Dr. Xingyu Jiang
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