Special Issue "Sustainable Management of River, Reservoir and Lake Ecosystems under a Changing Climate"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019.
Surface waters including rivers, reservoirs and lakes are vital water resources for humans and nature. However, many freshwater systems are altered by global climate change and various anthropogenic disturbances including urbanization, agriculture, the livestock industry, and weir installation. These conditions have been shown to cause the severe impairment of aquatic ecosystems such as an increase in water temperature and thermal stratification, hypoxia, eutrophication and harmful algae blooms, increased sediment and nonpoint source pollutant loads due to heavy precipitation. In addition, many studies showed that reservoirs and lakes are major emitters of greenhouse gases to the atomsphere. The large CO2 emissions in inland waters arise from the fact that organic carbon (OC) precipitates about 50 times faster in inland waters than in oceans and accumulates in sediments, becoming a key factor in CO2 supersaturation.
Thus the sustainable management of these freshwater ecosystems is a worldwide priority under the pressure of global climate change as well as human activities. The sustainable management of these precious water resources is highly dependent on the integrated monitoring and modeling technologies of the system, and integrated knowledge of the relationships between physical and biogeochemical processes.
This Special Issue of Water concentrates on recent studies that present the current state of the art on the challenges related to the sustainable management of river, reservoir and lake ecosystems considering climate change.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Advanced monitoring of aquatic ecosystems including high density data
- Carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycles in rivers, reservoirs, and lakes
- Coupled modeling of hydrodynamics, water quality, and ecological processes
- Impact of climate change on the water quality and aquatic ecosystem of rivers, reservoirs, and lakes
- Impact of extreme events (floods or droughts) on the water quality and aquatic ecosystem of rivers, reservoirs, and lakes
- Advanced technologies to mitigatge hypoxia and harmful algal blooms for rivers, reservoirs, and lakes
Prof. Sewoong Chung
Prof. Hiroshi Yajima
Prof. Joon Ha Kim
Prof. Kyung Hwa Cho
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- Algal bloom
- Climate change impact on aquatic ecosystem
- Ecological modeling
- High density data
- Impact of extreme events on freshwater ecosystem
- Sediment and turbidity flow
- Sustainable management of rivers, reservoirs, and lakes
- Water quality monitoring and modeling