Special Issue "Advances in Forest Hydrology and Biogeochemistry"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2023 | Viewed by 188

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Xinchao Sun
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
School of Earth System Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
Interests: forest hydrology and biogeochemistry; ecohydrology; water and nitrogen cycle; stable isotopes; forest management
Dr. Manuel López-Vicente
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
CICA, Universidade da Coruña, Coruña, Spain
Interests: soil and water conservation; water resource management; hydrological modelling; environmental science; watershed hydrology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

'Forest hydrology' is a key part of the water cycle, and 'biogeochemistry' is an important discipline that deals with biotic control of the chemistry of the environment, or with geochemical control of the structure and function of ecosystems. Therefore, 'forest hydrology' and 'biogeochemistry' are interconnected, and both have evolved and continue to grow as new challenges arise. Over the past several decades, the research conducted by forest hydrology and biogeochemistry communities has greatly improved our understanding of the transport of water, soil, carbon, nutrients, and inorganic solutes within and through forests among different ecoregions and forest types. The recent developments in field measurement technologies (including real-time monitoring), stable and radio isotopes, process-based models and learning machines offer new opportunities to learn about hydrological and biogeochemical processes. Nowadays, studies pertaining to the water cycle and chemical transport at the soil–plant–atmosphere interface advocate a stronger focus on climatic and environmental change. Therefore, we need to shed light on these topics with new knowledge and foster the mechanistic understanding of linking the hydrology, biogeochemistry and functional ecology of forests at multiscales and for interdisciplinary aspects.

Due to the reasons outlined above, we have proposed this Special Issue. You are welcome to submit your research and new findings to this issue. All topics related to forest hydrology and biogeochemistry are encouraged, including, but not limited to, the following: physical, chemical and biogeochemical aspects of forest hydrology; process-based hydrological and solute models; forest management and climatic changes; plant-soil-water relations; and forest–atmospheric interactions.

We look forward to collaborating with you!

Dr. Xinchao Sun
Dr. Manuel López-Vicente
Guest Editors

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  • forest ecosystems
  • climatic change
  • water-nitrogen-carbon coupling cycle
  • ecohydrology
  • biological regulation mechanism
  • forest management
  • hydrological modelling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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