Special Issue "Advances in Water Use Efficiency in a Changing Environment"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Haibo Wang
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Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing of Gansu Province, Heihe Remote Sensing Experimental Research Station, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
Interests: terrestrial carbon and water cycle; ecohydrology; water use efficiency; remote sensing of environment; eddy covariance measurements
Prof. Dr. Xufeng Wang
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Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
Interests: remote sensing; phenology; vegetation productivity; vegetation response to global change
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Dr. Yi Song
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Guest Editor
State Key Laboratory of Loess and Quaternary Geology, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi’an 710061, China
Interests: remote sensing estimation of evapotranspiration; hydro-thermal coupling simulation; vegetation change

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For decades now, terrestrial ecosystems have been experiencing significant changes such as land degradation, deforestation and drought due to the impacts of global climate change and anthropogenic activities. Investigating the spatio-temporal dynamics of ecological processes at different spatio-temporal scales is of great importance in a changing environment. Water use efficiency (WUE) is an important characteristic of ecosystem function that refers to the connections between carbon cycles and water cycles. Clarifying the underlying mechanisms of WUE patterns is vital to the global water cycle.

The main goal of this Special Issue is to report the recent advances on the patterns and processes of WUE at different spatial and temporal scales in a changing environment. Submissions will address one or more of the following topics: carbon and water flux measurements, modelling of water and carbon fluxes, remote sensing estimation approach, land use and land cover change, and extreme climate events and their impacts. Other closely related topics are also welcome.

Dr. Haibo Wang
Dr. Xufeng Wang
Dr. Yi Song
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • evapotranspiration
  • water use efficiency
  • carbon and water fluxes
  • climate change
  • land use and land cover
  • extreme climate
  • arid and semi-arid areas
  • remote sensing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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