×K4. Understanding ecohydrological processes and mechanism under changing environment

Ecohydrology has become increasingly important with environmental and water management issues deteriorating within rivers, lakes, wetlands, and marine ecosystems. Since ecohydrology was formally established at the United Nations International Conference on Water and Environment in 1992, especially under the auspices of UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme, remarkable achievements have been made by the community in understanding terrestrial and aquatic ecohydrological process. However, as the global degradation of aquatic ecosystems, climate change and growing anthropogenic impacts become more and more evident, many river basins around the world are facing serious problems such as floods, droughts, soil erosion and water pollution, which complicate at different scales varying from microbial to catchment. Therefore, there are strong requirements in exploring the above-descripted problems. Possible ways include identifying key influencing factors, and formulating countermeasures and suggestions. This session will provide a valuable opportunity to address environmental sciences related to ecohydrology and integrate new scientific insights, thus try to create an important step from ecohydrology into integrative, problem-solving sustainability science.

We invite papers or session abstracts covering, but not limited to, the following topics:

It is great honour for us to chair this session, and your contributions will make this session excellent. We look forward to hearing your insights and experience in the field of ecohydrology.

Key topics: Ecohydrological processes and mechanisms, Monitoring and observation, Mathematical modelling, Changing environment