Special Issue "Forest Hydrology: Advances in Measuring and Modelling the Influences of Forests on Water Cycles"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2022.
Interests: ecohydrology; micrometeorology; ecosystem ecology; long-term ecological research; forest–atmosphere interaction
Interests: forest hydrology; carbon and water fluxes; watershed hydrology
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The influences of forests on the water cycles have been recognized since ancient times. Modern forest hydrology, the study of water movement in forests, emerged in the 1960s to address environmental issues such as soil erosion, air pollution, and watershed management. Large progress has been made globally since then in both sciences and applications. We now know that forests are important in regulating water quantity and quality at multiple scales. Understanding forest and water relations is important for solving many emerging environmental issues facing humankind, including the grand challenges of climate change and population growth.
We now live in a new era, a new geological epoch-the Anthropocene, in which forest hydrology clearly has a new mission. We need renewed knowledge and principles of forest hydrology at a much broader scale and view the Earth as one ecosystem. We need mechanistic explanations of ecohydrological patterns so that we can improve our ability to predict future changes in water resources and adapt to a new environment.New technologies are emerging. New sensors, eddy covariance techniques, satellite Li-DAR, processed-based models, and big data offer new approaches to answer bigger questions on forest hydrology. It is for these reasons outlined above that we have proposed this Special Issue. You are welcome to submit your research to this issue. All topics related to forest hydrology are encouraged, including:
- New technologies in forest hydrology research;
- Human disturbance and forest hydrological service;
- Process-based hydrological models;
- Forest management and climatic changes;
- Forest–atmospheric interaction;
- Hydrological consequences of man-made plantations;
- Energy, water, and carbon tradeoffs;
- Forests and floods.
Prof. Dr. Zhenghong Tan
Dr. Ge Sun
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 semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- remote sensing
- eddy flux
- forest management
- long-term ecological research
- data science