This section welcomes high-quality and original contributions on the interactions between forests and water and on the hydrological processes that are influenced by forest ecosystems, trees, and forest cover.
Forest Hydrology is a specialty section of Frontiers in Forests and Global Change that focuses on interactions between forests and water and hydrological processes that are influenced by forest ecosystems, trees, and forest cover. Interactions include effects of forests and forest management on components of the hydrologic cycle, erosion, and water quality, and the effects of hydrological processes on the distribution, structure, and function of forest ecosystems. Forests also supply water for domestic, agricultural, industrial and ecological uses demanding integrated approaches to managing interactions among water, forests, and other land uses.
This section welcomes contributions addressing hydrological processes that examine water distribution, storage, and fluxes in forests; factors that affect the quality and yield of water from forests; and responses to forest disturbance and management. Integrative studies that include human dimensions and socioeconomic considerations related to forest and water interactions are especially welcome. Papers addressing the non-antecedent interacting biotic and abiotic drivers (including climate change and variability, acid deposition, ozone, carbon dioxide, insect, disease and invasive) on forest hydrology are encouraged. Research methods may include field observations, modeling, remote sensing, and experiments and span spatial scales from ranging from leaf and canopy to small watersheds and ecosystems, and even reach global-scale analysis and temporal scales from minutes to multiple decades.
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Forest Hydrology welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Case Report, Data Report, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Policy and Practice Reviews, Policy Brief, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge, Systematic Review and Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Forest Hydrology, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Forest Hydrology will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Forests and Global Change.
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