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Call for Papers: Special Issue on Watershed Ecology

Deadline for Paper Submission: October 31, 2017

Engineering is an international peer-reviewed academic journal sponsored by Chinese Academy of Engineering. The journal is published on a bimonthly basis in English. Online versions are available through

In the past decades, synergy of human disturbances (e.g., rapid urbanization, deforestation, and hydropower exploitation) and climate change have caused a series of impacts on many hydrological processes in multi-scale river basins, leading to many changes in the environment. Such changing environmental conditions are resulting in: (a) the gradual shifts of many water-related processes, parameters and factors (e.g., water cycles, precipitation patterns, and runoff regimes), and (b) the increasing frequencies and intensities of extreme climatic events (e.g., floods and droughts). Either influence pathway of changing environmental conditions may have direct and/or indirect effects on human society and indigenous ecosystems, which in turn have adaptive responses at multiple spatial and temporal scales. At the same time, many water-related and ecological problems are triggered, such as water shortage, habitat fragmentation, and ecological degradation. These problems may cause great losses in lives and properties, and many unrecoverable ecological results. The special issue “Watershed Ecology” of Engineering seeks for leading researches and establishment of a forum for the discussion of recent progresses on (a) increasing frequencies of extreme events, (b) intensive conflicts over water resources between human and ecosystems, (c) rising water pollution, (d) continuous degradation of aquatic and offshore ecosystems, and (e) tradeoff analysis of limited water resources for human beings and ecosystems. This issue will publish original research papers and reviews including but not limited to the following fields:


 Studies on relationships between ecological/hydrological factors and degenerative process
 Modeling of hydrological response under changing environmental conditions
 Modeling and analysis of detailed responding patterns and relationships in urban agglomeration system
 Identification and evaluation of eco-restoration strategies for reducing potential damages and risks
 Environmental management policies
 Ecological protection technology and management mode

Paper Length:

6 pages in general

Editorial Board of the Special Issue:

Special Issue Editors-in-Chief

Zhifeng Yang, Beijing Normal University, China
John Crittenden, The University of Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Executive Editor-in-Chief

Denghua Yan, China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, China

Special Issue Editorial Board

Mark T. Brown, University of Florida, USA
Qiuwen Chen, Nanjing Hydraulic Research Institute, China
Glen Daigger, University of Michigan, USA
Dabo Guan, University of East Anglia, UK
G. Mathias Kondolf, University of California Berkeley, USA
Massimiliano Lega, Parthenope University of Napoli, Italy
Geoffrey Petts, University of Westminster, UK
Edward Sudicky, University of Waterloo, Canada
Zhongbo Yu, Hehai University, China

Editor-in-Chief Assistant

Gengyuan Liu, Beijing Normal University, China
Xinan Yin, Beijing Normal University, China

ISSN Print: 2095-8099
ISSN Online: 2096-0026
CN: 10-1244/N
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