Special Issue "On the Concerted Adaptation of Soil, Water and Vegetation to Water Management and Climate Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Interests: ecohydrology; nature conservation; water management; climate change
Interests: ecohydrology; agriculture; water management; climate change; water reuse
In rural areas, available freshwater resources are increasingly under pressure due to the growing competion of land use functions for available water. Both natural vegetation and agricultural crops depend largely on soil moisture conditions in the root zone. Climate change leads to more prolonged drought periods that alternate with more intensive rainfall events. With unaltered water management practices, this may result in a severe reduction of crop yields and plant biodiversity. These risks can partly be avoided by adapting the groundwater and surface water regime. This Special Issue is seeking contributions focussing on i) a better understanding of interacting processes in the groundwater–soil–plant–atmosphere system, both of natural vegetation and crops, ii) effects of climate change on the future freshwater availability for nature and agriculture, iii) adaptive measures to anticipate and adapt to limited freshwater availability, and iv) integrated approaches to optimize freswater availability for all land use functions.
Dr. Ruud P. Ruud P. Bartholomeus
Prof. Dr. Jan-Philip M. Witte
Manuscript Submission Information
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- freshwater availability
- climate change
- climate adaptation
- water management
- soil moisture