Special Issue "Transformation of Dissolved Organic Matter in Aquatic Landscapes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: dissolved organic matter; transport versus transformation; biogeochemistry; fluvial networks; microbial metabolism; aquatic continuum
Interests: human impacts on dissolved organic matter sources, fate, and on fluvial macronutrient processing; fluvial ecosystem ecology; fluvial ecosystem concepts
2 Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et l'Environnement (LSCE), CNRS-UMR 8212, France
Interests: biodegradation; reactivity; degradation models; dissolved organic carbon; land to ocean continuum
Dissolved organic matter (DOM) is a heterogeneous mixture of organic compounds varying in size and chemical structure that originate from a high diversity of sources, such as soil organic matter, terrestrial and aquatic plants, phytoplankton, bacteria, and fungi. DOM is not only transported in aquatic ecosystems but also subjected to transformation through processes such as flocculation, bio- and photodegradation that interact together and determine the biogeochemical and ecological functioning of aquatic ecosystems from local to global scales. Despite the importance of DOM transformation in the aquatic landscape, major gaps or uncertainties remain on how DOM transformation varies across the aquatic continuum (from headwaters to oceans) as well as regarding the relative importance of external factors versus intrinsic properties of DOM on its fate. This Special Issue welcomes contributions from field, experimental, and modeling studies that address the controls on DOM transformation along spatial and temporal dimensions and help to reshape the thinking of DOM reactivity in aquatic ecosystems.
Dr. Thibault Lambert
Dr. Daniel Graeber
Dr. Núria Catalán
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- Dissolved organic matter
- Aquatic ecosystems.