Special Issue "The Role of Carbon and Nutrient Cycling in Wetlands"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2022) | Viewed by 1371

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Gabriele Weigelhofer
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Guest Editor
1. Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management, BOKU University, Vienna, Austria
2. WasserClusterLunz—Biologische Station GmbH, 3293 Lunz am See, Austria
Interests: aquatic biogeochemistry; aquatic ecology; aquatic microbiology
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hein
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Guest Editor
1. Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management, BOKU University, Vienna, Austria
2. WasserClusterLunz—Biologische Station GmbH, 3293 Lunz am See, Austria
Interests: floodplain ecology; aquatic biogeochemistry; river restoration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

WETPOL is an international symposium bringing together wetland scientists, engineers, and practitioners working on wetland ecosystem services, including water quality improvement, climate regulation, and flood control. The aims of WETPOL 2021 are to improve our understanding of the role of wetlands in processing nutrients and contaminants, and to discuss and demonstrate how restored and constructed wetlands can contribute to ensure sustainable water management and resource recovery while mitigating the impacts of global climate change in the future. The Special Issue will invite articles addressing nutrient and organic carbon cycling and retention in artificial and natural wetlands via modeling approaches, field studies, and experiments. It will highlight the strategic role of wetlands in nutrient mitigation and sediment retention within river systems under current and future climate conditions. The Special Issue will, thus, contribute to our knowledge about the potential and limitations of nature-based solutions in water quality improvements in stream and river systems.

Dr. Gabriele Weigelhofer
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hein
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • treatment wetlands
  • natural wetlands and floodplains
  • nutrient and organic carbon cycling and retention
  • sediment retention
  • modeling, field studies, and experiments

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Effects of Two-Stage Ditch and Natural Floodplains on Sediment Processes Driven by Different Hydrological Conditions
Water 2021, 13(15), 2046; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13152046 - 27 Jul 2021
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The two-stage ditch is a river restoration technique that aims at improving the sediment regime and lateral channel connectivity by recreating a small floodplain alongside a stream reach. This study aimed to analyze the efficiency of a two-stage ditch in improving the stream [...] Read more.
The two-stage ditch is a river restoration technique that aims at improving the sediment regime and lateral channel connectivity by recreating a small floodplain alongside a stream reach. This study aimed to analyze the efficiency of a two-stage ditch in improving the stream sediment structure and functions under different hydrological conditions (baseflow, post-bankfull, post-flood). Stream sediments were collected in channel sections adjacent to the two-stage ditch, adjacent to a natural floodplain along channelized reaches without inundation areas. Grain sizes, organic matter content and phosphorous (P) fractions were analyzed along with functional parameters (benthic respiration rate and P adsorption capacity, EPC0). The reach at the two-stage ditch showed no changes in sediment texture and stocks, while the floodplain reach showed higher fines and organic matter content under all hydrological conditions. The sediments in degraded reaches were more likely to be P sources, while they were more in equilibrium with the water column next to the natural floodplains and the two-stage ditch. Only functional parameters allowed for assessing the restoration effects on improving the sediment stability and functionality. Due to its sensitivity, the use of P adsorption capacity is recommended in future studies aiming at evaluating the response of river sediments to restoration measures under different hydrological conditions. Full article
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