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Special Issue "Effect of Extreme Climate Events on Lake Ecosystems"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Erik Jeppesen

Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, 8600 Silkeborg, Denmark
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Interests: aquatic ecology with special emphasis on the biological structure and interac¬tions with the nutrient dynamics and climate in lakes; lake restoration; lake-re-establishment; palaeoecology and ecosystem modelling
Guest Editor
Dr. Donald C. Pierson

Department of Ecology and Genetics, Limnology, Uppsala University, 75236 Uppsala, Sweden
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Interests: mathematical modeling of environmental processes; primary production; underwater optics; sediment resuspension; biogeochemical cycles; surface hydrology, climate change water supply operations
Guest Editor
Dr. Eleanor Jennings

Centre for Freshwater and Environmental Studies, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Ireland
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Interests: nutrient and carbon cycling in catchments and lakes; modelling of catchment and in-lake processes; climate change impacts on lakes especially effects of extreme climatic events

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The impacts of extreme weather events on lakes have received increasing attention in recent years. This is because the severity and frequency of such events have increased and are predicted to increase even further in the years to come due to ongoing climate change. Furthermore, advances in real-time high-resolution monitoring now make it possible to track even the short-term effects of such events. Episodic events may potentially have strong effects on lake ecosystems in the short-term and, if severe, also on the longer term. This Special Issue welcomes contributions on the effects of extreme weather events on lake ecosystems, such as change in precipitation leading, for example, to changes in nutrient and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) loading and salinity, or how heatwaves and changes in the intensity and frequency of winds affect both stratification and the biological community and processes. We also welcome contributions on how hurricanes may lead to immediate and long-lasting changes in lake ecosystems, as well as papers dealing with resistance and resilience to extreme events or showing sudden regime shifts.

Prof. Dr. Erik Jeppesen
Dr. Donald C. Pierson
Dr. Eleanor Jennings
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

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Keywords

  • extreme weather events
  • lakes
  • effect on hydrodynamics
  • nutrients and ecology
  • resistance and resilience
  • regime shifts
  • climate change

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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