Special Issue "Nutrient Uptake and Primary Production in Surface Water"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2023 | Viewed by 105

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Xiaobo Chao
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Guest Editor
National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, USA
Interests: environmental hydraulics and computational hydraulics; with special emphasis on modeling of hydrodynamics; water quality; chemical and oil spills; sediment transport and environmental risk analysis
Dr. Richard Lizotte
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Guest Editor
USDA ARS National Sedimentation Laboratory, Oxford, MS, USA
Interests: aquatic ecology; eutrophication; agricultural conservation practices; stream and lake restoration; wetland ecology; aquatic toxicology
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Increased eutrophication is a growing worldwide issue resulting from increased anthropogenic nutrient inputs in surface waters and a changing climate regime. These conditions exacerbate surface water management issues through processes such as altered biogeochemical cycling, increased harmful algal blooms (HABs), and hypoxia. Algal growth and primary production are significantly affected by nutrients, temperature, light, and hydrology. Despite recent advances in our understanding of the causes of hypoxia, HABs, and shifting biogeochemical cycles as aspects of surface water quality, critical knowledge gaps continue to exist. We need to better understand links between nutrient uptake and primary production of surface waters to improve management and integrity of our limited surface water resources. This Special Issue seeks to highlight novel, innovative studies that utilize monitoring, modeling, or ecological assessment techniques to examine these linkages and predict the implications of elevated nutrients for surface water quality and aquatic ecosystems. Contributions will preferably use a variety of techniques and will emphasize the innovative aspects and generalizable insights derived from the research. The following topics are of interest and could be included in the Special Issue:

  • Processes of algal nutrient uptake
  • Nutrient cycles in eutrophication processes
  • Processes of nutrient uptake and primary production
  • Effects of nutrients, light, and temperature on algal growth and primary production
  • Numerical development and application on eutrophication processes
  • Field measurements and monitoring of algal biomass and primary production in surface waters
  • Effects of internal and external nutrient loading on algal growth and primary production
  • Effects of climate change and nutrients on primary production
  • Numerical modeling and experimental investigation on harmful algae blooms (HABs)
  • Processes of nutrients, benthic algae growth, and primary production
  • Application of remote sensing technology on algae bloom prediction

Dr. Xiaobo Chao
Dr. Richard Lizotte
Guest Editors

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  • nutrient uptake
  • primary production
  • eutrophication
  • harmful algae blooms
  • surface water
  • numerical model
  • field measurements
  • remote sensing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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