Water, climate, and vegetation: ecohydrology in a changing world
Water, climate, and vegetation: ecohydrology in a changing world
Editor(s): L. Wang, J. Liu, G. Sun, A. Wei, S. Liu, and Q. Dong
Changes in natural (e.g. climate change) and anthropogenic (e.g. land use) forcings will undoubtedly affect hydrological cycles and water availability at all scales. The mechanism and consequence of changes in hydrological processes on ecosystems and societies are still not well understood. These uncertainties hinder our ability to develop effective adaptation strategies to minimize the adverse effects of hydrological alternations on natural and human-dominated landscapes. Ecohydrological science has advanced rapidly in the past few decades in response to many of the immediate needs of solving modern environmental and resource issues, especially water and food shortages. We foresee that ecohydrologists will be increasingly called upon to address questions regarding large-scale vegetation water use and water security issues in the future. This special issue provides an opportunity for international experts in ecohydrology and global change hydrology to share recent advances in understanding the interactions between climate, water, carbon sequestration, biogeochemistry, and land management practices such as reforestation, ecological restoration, and bioenergy development. This special issue will address the dynamic interactions among climate, hydrology, vegetation, soil, and anthropogenic activities at watershed to regional sales. In particular, it will focus on the following three aspects of recent advances in ecohydrological science:

1. New understanding of the consequences of anthropogenic activities (e.g. deforestation, water management) and climate change on water cycles, water quality and biogeochemical dynamics under various geographical and socioeconomical conditions.
2. The advances in new technology applications in ecohydrological research such as integrated simulation models, remote sensing, GIS, isotopes, eddy flux techniques.
3. Case studies on the applications of ecohydrological principles in mitigating impacts of human disturbances and climate change on water resources

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06 Dec 2012
Multi-site calibration, validation, and sensitivity analysis of the MIKE SHE Model for a large watershed in northern China
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20 Nov 2012
Impacts of forest changes on hydrology: a case study of large watersheds in the upper reaches of Minjiang River watershed in China
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 4279–4290, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-4279-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-4279-2012, 2012
26 Oct 2012
Climate change, growing season water deficit and vegetation activity along the north–south transect of eastern China from 1982 through 2006
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 3835–3850, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-3835-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-3835-2012, 2012
22 Oct 2012
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 3729–3738, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-3729-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-3729-2012, 2012
10 Sep 2012
Spatial variations of shallow and deep soil moisture in the semi-arid Loess Plateau, China
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 3199–3217, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-3199-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-3199-2012, 2012
10 Sep 2012
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 3219–3231, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-3219-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-3219-2012, 2012
22 Aug 2012
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2883–2892, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2883-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2883-2012, 2012
21 Aug 2012
Assessment of spatial and temporal patterns of green and blue water flows under natural conditions in inland river basins in Northwest China
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2859–2870, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2859-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2859-2012, 2012
21 Aug 2012
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2839–2857, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2839-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2839-2012, 2012
16 Aug 2012
A comparison between soil loss evaluation index and the C-factor of RUSLE: a case study in the Loess Plateau of China
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2739–2748, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2739-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2739-2012, 2012
16 Aug 2012
Assessing water footprint at river basin level: a case study for the Heihe River Basin in northwest China
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2771–2781, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2771-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2771-2012, 2012
10 Aug 2012
Partitioning of evaporation into transpiration, soil evaporation and interception: a comparison between isotope measurements and a HYDRUS-1D model
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2605–2616, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2605-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2605-2012, 2012
10 Aug 2012
Regional effects of vegetation restoration on water yield across the Loess Plateau, China
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2617–2628, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2617-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2617-2012, 2012
09 Aug 2012
Dryland ecohydrology and climate change: critical issues and technical advances
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2585–2603, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2585-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2585-2012, 2012
28 Jul 2012
Coupling the modified SCS-CN and RUSLE models to simulate hydrological effects of restoring vegetation in the Loess Plateau of China
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2347–2364, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2347-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2347-2012, 2012
16 Jul 2012
Predicting effects of plantation expansion on streamflow regime for catchments in Australia
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2109–2121, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2109-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2109-2012, 2012
11 Jul 2012
The effects of cumulative forest disturbance on streamflow in a large watershed in the central interior of British Columbia, Canada
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2021–2034, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2021-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-2021-2012, 2012
25 Jun 2012
Spatial and temporal variability of biophysical variables in southwestern France from airborne L-band radiometry
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Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1725–1743, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-1725-2012,https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-1725-2012, 2012
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