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Abstract Submission Deadline 13 October 2022
Manuscript Submission Deadline 13 December 2022

As the interface between land and sea, coastal areas contain abundant natural resources and support a large human population, whilst also having important ecological values and environmental functions. The Coastal ecosystem plays an important role in biodiversity and carbon sequestration. However, in recent decades, coastal areas have experienced a progressive increase in ecological degradation, coastal erosion and flooding processes. These processes are expected to be exacerbated by ongoing climate change and increasing human activity. Climate change will impact the littorals both in the short term by affecting the intensities and frequencies of storms, and in the long term by inducing variation in sea-level position. On the other hand, human activities, including coastal engineering, channel dredging and even coastal restoration, will inevitably affect the hydrodynamics, morphodynamics, and water quality of coastal areas. In this context, the marine environment and ecology in coastal areas, which is intrinsically multifaceted and active, are becoming more complicated under the effects of climate change and human activities.

In coastal areas, hydrodynamics, sediment transport, environmental and ecological characteristics reciprocally affect each other under the background of climate change and human activities. This Research topic focuses on the macroscopic phenomena and microscopic mechanisms of hydrodynamic processes, sedimentary processes and environmental dynamics under such circumstances, and how they interact with each other.

This Research topic calls for original and novel papers related to hydrodynamics, sediment transport, environmental and ecological characteristics in coastal areas including but not limited to the following research topics:

1. The role and impact of aquatic vegetation on water and sediment movement.
2. Characteristics of water environment in coastal wetlands and the carbon sequestration efficiency under its influence
3. Evolutionary trends of dynamic geomorphology in the coastal zone.
4. Characteristics and influencing factors of coastal water ecology and the marine environment.
5. Mechanisms of turbulence development and its influence on sediment transport
6. The impacts of climate change and human activities on hydrodynamics, sediment transport, the marine environment and ecological characteristics in coastal areas.

Keywords: hydrodynamics; water environment; water quality; aquatic vegetation; climate change; coastal engineering


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

As the interface between land and sea, coastal areas contain abundant natural resources and support a large human population, whilst also having important ecological values and environmental functions. The Coastal ecosystem plays an important role in biodiversity and carbon sequestration. However, in recent decades, coastal areas have experienced a progressive increase in ecological degradation, coastal erosion and flooding processes. These processes are expected to be exacerbated by ongoing climate change and increasing human activity. Climate change will impact the littorals both in the short term by affecting the intensities and frequencies of storms, and in the long term by inducing variation in sea-level position. On the other hand, human activities, including coastal engineering, channel dredging and even coastal restoration, will inevitably affect the hydrodynamics, morphodynamics, and water quality of coastal areas. In this context, the marine environment and ecology in coastal areas, which is intrinsically multifaceted and active, are becoming more complicated under the effects of climate change and human activities.

In coastal areas, hydrodynamics, sediment transport, environmental and ecological characteristics reciprocally affect each other under the background of climate change and human activities. This Research topic focuses on the macroscopic phenomena and microscopic mechanisms of hydrodynamic processes, sedimentary processes and environmental dynamics under such circumstances, and how they interact with each other.

This Research topic calls for original and novel papers related to hydrodynamics, sediment transport, environmental and ecological characteristics in coastal areas including but not limited to the following research topics:

1. The role and impact of aquatic vegetation on water and sediment movement.
2. Characteristics of water environment in coastal wetlands and the carbon sequestration efficiency under its influence
3. Evolutionary trends of dynamic geomorphology in the coastal zone.
4. Characteristics and influencing factors of coastal water ecology and the marine environment.
5. Mechanisms of turbulence development and its influence on sediment transport
6. The impacts of climate change and human activities on hydrodynamics, sediment transport, the marine environment and ecological characteristics in coastal areas.

Keywords: hydrodynamics; water environment; water quality; aquatic vegetation; climate change; coastal engineering


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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