Special Issue "The Impact of Climate Change and Anthropogenic Activities on Watershed Eco-hydrology"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Xuan Zhang
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Guest Editor
College of Water Sciences, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
Interests: drought; extreme climate; eco-hydrology; hydrological simulation
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Dr. Xiran Li
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Guest Editor
College of Urban & Environmental Science, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079, China
Interests: vegetation dynamics; extreme climate; water balance

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change and extreme events such as drought, flood, and heat waves are the most notable factors influencing the water cycle and vegetation at the watershed scale. Not only does precipitation variability interfere with the water cycle, but evapotranspiration change induced by global warming and vegetation cover alternation also results in significant changes in the hydrological process. Anthropogenic impact is another major factor influencing the quantity and quality of water resources by disturbing the eco-hydrological process. With the population and urbanization growth, irrigation, soil and water conservation projects, industrial and domestic water extraction, and water regulations can profoundly alter the hydrological process.

This Special Issue aims to address new research on the topic of eco-hydrological response under climate change and anthropogenic impact using either statistical analysis or hydrological models. The application of new approaches such as deep learning methods and multiple-source data analysis is especially encouraged. Scenario simulation about future hydrological process variability under climate change, human-induced vegetation change, or anthropogenic activities is also welcome in this Special Issue.

This Special Issue of Water invites papers related to the subject of “Response of Watershed Eco-Hydrological Processes to Climate Change and Anthropogenic Impact”. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Hydrological process change variability detection
  • Coupled simulation of ecology and hydrology
  • Vegetation response to climate change or extreme events
  • Hydrological response to extreme weather
  • Application of multi-data remote sensing on watershed eco-hydrology
  • Response of vegetation to floods and droughts
  • Impact of irrigation practices on ecosystems and environment
  • Remote-sensing-based eco-hydrology process modeling

Dr. Xuan Zhang
Dr. Xiran Li
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • extreme events
  • hydrological simulation
  • eco-hydrological process
  • vegetation dynamics
  • watershed hydrology
  • anthropogenic impact
  • multi-source data analysis
  • machine learning and deep learning

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: Impact of Annual Water Recession Process to Wetland Cover of Poyang Lake using Sentinel Data
Author: Wenxia Tan; Hemiao Dai
Affiliation: Key Laboratory for Geographical Process Analysis & Simulation of Hubei Province, College of Urban & Environmental Sciences, Central China Normal University, Wuhan, 430079, China
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