About this Research Topic
Finally, considering the particulates, organisms, and leachable/washable solutes present on and in bark, many opportunities may exist for improving forest ecohydrological understanding through the research of bark-water interactions. Thus, this collection aims to highlight bark interactions with any hydrologic processes (water storage, evaporation, uptake, transpiration, hygroscopicity, branchflow, stemflow, dendrotelmata, etc.) and related ecological processes (nutrient cycling, dispersal of microbes/microfauna, epiphyte ecology, etc.) across precipitation types (snow, rain, mist, fog, etc.).
We welcome studies on any aspect of bark-water interactions, including manuscripts detailing original research, methodologies, related biogeochemical or ecological processes, open questions, reviews, case studies, conceptual analyses, and brief research/data reports. Contributions from both field/lab scientists and modelers on topics from physical hydrology to ecophysiology are welcome.
Keywords: Bark, Ecohydrology, Forests, Biogeochemistry, Ecophysiology
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