Ecohydrological Processes and Ecosystem Services

This article collection aims at bridging the knowledge gap between ecohydrological processes and ecosystem services. We are seeking the submission of papers including topics such as ecohydrological recovery processes in degraded territorial or aquatic ecosystems; coupling processes and balances of water, carbon, and energy fluxes in natural or managed ecosystems; ecohydrological projections of ecosystem responses to climate change, land use change, and other human disturbances (e.g., wildland fires, urbanization); advances in understanding the links between ecohydrological processes and ecosystem services under different environmental and socioeconomical settings.

Water is essential to life on Earth. Ecohydrology, the study of interactions between ecological and hydrological processes, is fundamental to our understanding and quantification of water-related services provided by ecosystems. Our knowledge of ecohydrology is incomplete due to the complex nature of ecosystems, which are constantly changing under multiple stresses from air pollution to climate change, from deforestation to urbanization, and from soil erosion to soil pollution in the Anthropocene. Linking ecohydrological processes (e.g., evapotranspiration, streamflow, groundwater recharge) to ecosystem services (e.g. carbon sequestration, water quality improvement, biodiversity conservation, regulation of water and nutrient cycles, heat island mitigation) is critical to the advancement of ecosystem science and restoration ecology at multiple scales, from a single species to the entire globe.

Potental topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Ecohydrological processes
  • Ecosystem services
  • Climate change
  • Land use change
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Water quality improvement
  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Regulation of water and nutrient cycles
  • Heat island mitigation


Submission instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for the Ecological Processes. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Ecological Processes' submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the Thematic Series on 'Ecohydrological Processes and Ecosystem Services'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 31st December 2016


Lead guest editor

Dr. Ge Sun, USDA Forest Service (Hydrological Ecology)

Guest editors

Dr. Dennis Hallema, USDA Forest Service (Hydrological Ecology)
Dr. Heidi Asbjornsen, University of New Hampshire (Hydrological Ecology)

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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