2022/02/22 Dresden, Germany
The newly emerging field of forest ecohydrology aims to understand, quantify, and utilise complex forest–water interactions. Forests’ impacts on water (quantity, quality, and timing) have been studied in traditional forest hydrology, firstly focused on the impacts of forest cover, then increasingly with forest structure and spatiotemporal patterns.
However, the dynamic responses of forest ecosystems to water availability and other factors are slow and often delayed, and therefore less studied. Moreover, scale-dependent and site-specific forest–water interactions must be interpreted by combined ecological and hydrological process response to influencing factors and management schemes. This is vitally important for the development of forest ecohydrology.
Against this background, this special issue in MDPI’s Forests welcomes studies presenting new knowledge, innovative methods/techniques, and models of forest ecohydrology. This includes:
Original research and reviews targeted at understanding, quantifying, and utilising forest–water interactions at various scales are particularly encouraged.
UNU-FLORES expert and focal point for forest systems, Dr Lulu Zhang, is co-editing the special issue.
Find more information on the publisher’s website.