Water, isotope and solute fluxes in the soil–plant–atmosphere interface: investigations from the canopy to the root zone
Water, isotope and solute fluxes in the soil–plant–atmosphere interface: investigations from the canopy to the root zone
Editor(s): Natalie Orlowski, Matthias Sprenger, Josie Geris, Pilar Llorens, Lixin Wang, and Miriam Coenders-Gerrits
During the passage of precipitation through the soil–plant–atmosphere interface, water and solutes are redistributed by the plant canopy, subsurface flow and transport processes. Many of these dynamic interactions between vegetation and soil are not yet well understood. This special issue brings together the vibrant community addressing a better understanding of ecohydrological processes taking place between the canopy and the root zone. We invite studies that use innovative methods to investigate throughfall, stemflow, hydraulic redistribution, soil water movement, and root water uptake in various environments to shed light on how water and solutes are routed in the thin layer covering the terrestrial ecosystems. Submissions to this special issue may further include open questions and new opportunities within the ecohydrological community regarding methodological developments such as the analysis of stable isotope, soil moisture, throughfall or solute dynamics. We encourage both field scientists and modelers to contribute to the special issue and especially welcome studies that follow a multi-disciplinary approach.

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14 Jul 2022
A comparative study of plant water extraction methods for isotopic analyses: Scholander-type pressure chamber vs. cryogenic vacuum distillation
Giulia Zuecco, Anam Amin, Jay Frentress, Michael Engel, Chiara Marchina, Tommaso Anfodillo, Marco Borga, Vinicio Carraro, Francesca Scandellari, Massimo Tagliavini, Damiano Zanotelli, Francesco Comiti, and Daniele Penna
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 26, 3673–3689, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3673-2022,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-26-3673-2022, 2022
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23 Aug 2021
Ecohydrological travel times derived from in situ stable water isotope measurements in trees during a semi-controlled pot experiment
David Mennekes, Michael Rinderer, Stefan Seeger, and Natalie Orlowski
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 4513–4530, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4513-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-4513-2021, 2021
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08 Jul 2021
Insights into the isotopic mismatch between bulk soil water and Salix matsudana Koidz trunk water from root water stable isotope measurements
Ying Zhao and Li Wang
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 3975–3989, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-3975-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-3975-2021, 2021
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29 Jun 2021
Quantifying the effects of urban green space on water partitioning and ages using an isotope-based ecohydrological model
Mikael Gillefalk, Dörthe Tetzlaff, Reinhard Hinkelmann, Lena-Marie Kuhlemann, Aaron Smith, Fred Meier, Marco P. Maneta, and Chris Soulsby
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 3635–3652, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-3635-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-3635-2021, 2021
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26 Apr 2021
Quantifying the effects of land use and model scale on water partitioning and water ages using tracer-aided ecohydrological models
Aaron Smith, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Lukas Kleine, Marco Maneta, and Chris Soulsby
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2239–2259, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2239-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2239-2021, 2021
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21 Apr 2021
Co-evolution of xylem water and soil water stable isotopic composition in a northern mixed forest biome
Jenna R. Snelgrove, James M. Buttle, Matthew J. Kohn, and Dörthe Tetzlaff
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 2169–2186, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2169-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-2169-2021, 2021
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24 Feb 2021
Using soil water isotopes to infer the influence of contrasting urban green space on ecohydrological partitioning
Lena-Marie Kuhlemann, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Aaron Smith, Birgit Kleinschmit, and Chris Soulsby
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 927–943, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-927-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-927-2021, 2021
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23 Oct 2020
Comparison of root water uptake models in simulating CO2 and H2O fluxes and growth of wheat
Thuy Huu Nguyen, Matthias Langensiepen, Jan Vanderborght, Hubert Hüging, Cho Miltin Mboh, and Frank Ewert
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 4943–4969, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4943-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4943-2020, 2020
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28 Sep 2020
Throughfall isotopic composition in relation to drop size at the intra-event scale in a Mediterranean Scots pine stand
Juan Pinos, Jérôme Latron, Kazuki Nanko, Delphis F. Levia, and Pilar Llorens
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 4675–4690, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4675-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4675-2020, 2020
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22 Sep 2020
Rainfall interception and redistribution by a common North American understory and pasture forb, Eupatorium capillifolium (Lam. dogfennel)
D. Alex R. Gordon, Miriam Coenders-Gerrits, Brent A. Sellers, S. M. Moein Sadeghi, and John T. Van Stan II
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 4587–4599, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4587-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4587-2020, 2020
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16 Sep 2020
Novel Keeling-plot-based methods to estimate the isotopic composition of ambient water vapor
Yusen Yuan, Taisheng Du, Honglang Wang, and Lixin Wang
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 4491–4501, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4491-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4491-2020, 2020
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20 Aug 2020
A combination of soil water extraction methods quantifies the isotopic mixing of waters held at separate tensions in soil
William H. Bowers, Jason J. Mercer, Mark S. Pleasants, and David G. Williams
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 4045–4060, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4045-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-4045-2020, 2020
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23 Jul 2020
Using water stable isotopes to understand evaporation, moisture stress, and re-wetting in catchment forest and grassland soils of the summer drought of 2018
Lukas Kleine, Doerthe Tetzlaff, Aaron Smith, Hailong Wang, and Chris Soulsby
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3737–3752, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3737-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3737-2020, 2020
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22 Jul 2020
Investigating unproductive water losses from irrigated agricultural crops in the humid tropics through analyses of stable isotopes of water
Amani Mahindawansha, Christoph Külls, Philipp Kraft, and Lutz Breuer
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 3627–3642, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3627-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-3627-2020, 2020
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30 Apr 2020
Contribution of understory evaporation in a tropical wet forest during the dry season
César Dionisio Jiménez-Rodríguez, Miriam Coenders-Gerrits, Jochen Wenninger, Adriana Gonzalez-Angarita, and Hubert Savenije
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 2179–2206, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-2179-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-2179-2020, 2020
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07 Apr 2020
Coffee and shade trees show complementary use of soil water in a traditional agroforestry ecosystem
Lyssette Elena Muñoz-Villers, Josie Geris, María Susana Alvarado-Barrientos, Friso Holwerda, and Todd Dawson
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 1649–1668, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1649-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-1649-2020, 2020
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06 Jan 2020
Seasonal partitioning of precipitation between streamflow and evapotranspiration, inferred from end-member splitting analysis
James W. Kirchner and Scott T. Allen
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 17–39, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-17-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-24-17-2020, 2020
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30 Oct 2019
Neighbourhood and stand structure affect stemflow generation in a heterogeneous deciduous temperate forest
Johanna C. Metzger, Jens Schumacher, Markus Lange, and Anke Hildebrandt
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 23, 4433–4452, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-4433-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-23-4433-2019, 2019
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