Special Issue "Ecohydraulics Modeling and Simulation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: numerical modelling; circulation; transport of pollutants; sediment transport; bio-geochemical modelling; oil spill modelling
Increasing environmental awareness, the necessity of preservation of natural habitats and ecosystems, and the need for mitigation of the human impact on various water environments require interdisciplinary approaches and solutions. An improved understanding of the hydrological and geomorphological impact on the hydraulic properties of flow and their influence on biota is necessary for designing environmentally acceptable solutions. Recent scientific advances and practical applications in ecohydraulics have been strongly supported by conceptual, mathematical, and numerical modelling. The steadily increasing CPU and GPU power facilitates development of sophisticated models, application of advanced modeling techniques, and increasingly detailed simulations of both natural phenomena and the impacts of engineering measures on water organisms, thus enabling improvements in conceptualization, application, and optimization of proposed solutions. Such studies have made a significant contribution to our understanding of interactions between flow and biota, and of ecological response to hydrological and hydraulic changes in natural and engineered water environments.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect contributions discussing advanced methods, models and modeling techniques, such as:
- Application of advanced modeling strategies in ecohydraulics;
- Development and application of numerical grid- and particle-based models;
- Development and application of non-numerical and data-driven models;
- Connecting measurements, physical and numerical models in various scales;
- Case studies on flow–biota interactions within the framework of river and coastal engineering, hydropower operations, and river and coastline restoration, such as (but not limited to): environmental flow, vegetated flow, passages for organisms, impact of morphodynamic processes on ecosystems, habitat modeling, and ecological response to flow changes.
Prof. Dr. Dušan Žagar
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- flow modelling
- morphodynamics modeling
- habitat modeling
- flow–biota interaction
- environmental flow
- vegetated flow
- fish passage