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Hydrology Research Special Issue on

Hydrology of water related ecosystems




Water and water-related ecosystems deliver a wide range of ecosystem services that contribute to human well-being. This includes potable water provision, hydropower, biomass and food, recreational opportunities and tourism, climate regulation through sequestering and releasing a major proportion of fixed carbon in wetlands. To maintain these functions and limit impacts of climate and land use change water resources and related ecosystems need to be better understood and protected. This special issue focus on addressing hydrological knowledge gaps and novel water management aspects of surface water, groundwater management studies in natural and human made systems. Studies can be linked to understanding the systems including improved monitoring approaches, conceptual and numerical modelling in hydrology. The research can address development and application of existing models for study of different water-related processes now and in the future. Mitigation and water management approached include pollution control, flood regulation, water bodies protection and coastal protection.


Relevant topics include:

  • Hydrology of surface and groundwater dependent ecosystems
  • Interactions between hydrology, ecosystems and global change
  • Land use and climate change effects on hydrology, water quality and ecosystems
  • Hydrological and ecological observations and modelling
  • Mitigation and management options in ecohydrology
  • Water and ecosystems for human well-being
  • Water policy and governance in protection of ecosystems


Key dates:

Submission of manuscripts by March 31st, 2023.

Papers will be published online soon after acceptance.


Editors in charge:

Prof. Bjørn Kløve, University of Oulu, Finland

Prof. Marie Larocque, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada


Guest editors:

Prof. Tor Haakon Bakken, NTNU, Norway

Dr. Julian Koch, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Prof. Harri Koivusalo, Aalto university, Finland

Prof. Brian Kronvang, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Assoc. prof. Nils-Otto Kitterød, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

Dr. Bertel Nilsson, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Assoc. prof. Andreas Persson, Lund University, Sweden


How to submit:

Please make sure that your paper follows the Instructions to Authors of the journal, before submitting your paper directly to Hydrology Research’s peer review system. Clearly indicate the novelty of your work using the highlights. Please provide five (5) independent reviewers (most should be outside your country of origin) that have recently published on your topic. Then choose the article type – ‘Special Issue Article OA’ and the submission category – Special Issue: Hydrology and water-related ecosystems.


Additional information:

The main topic of the Nordic Hydrological Conference (NHC) in Tallinn 2022 was hydrology and water related ecosystems. As a follow up of NHC we are happy to invite for a special issue on the same topic. We welcome everybody, and encourage in particular participants at NHC, to submit original research papers to this special issue.

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