Special Issue "Insights into Organic Carbon, Iron, Metals and Phosphorus Dynamics in Freshwaters"

Water (ISSN 2073-4441; IF 3.103; CiteScore 3.7)

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Special Issue "Insights into Organic Carbon, Iron, Metals and Phosphorus Dynamics in Freshwaters"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Water Quality and Contamination".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.


Special Issue Editor

Dr. Liudmila S. Shirokova

Georesources and Environnement Toulouse GET UMR 5563 CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier, 14 Avenue Edouard Belin, Toulouse 31400, France


Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Organic carbon (OC), iron (Fe), and phosphorus (P) are three key aquatic components that largely determine the biotic and abiotic functioning of freshwater systems, including groundwater, soil water, lakes, rivers, and their estuaries.

Over the past decade, there has been increasing interest regarding the elevation in organic carbon and iron concentrations in freshwaters in relation to the so-called “browning” effect, caused by climate warming and changes in anthropogenic pressure. As for phosphorus, it is a vital element for all aquatic ecosystems and its aquatic biogeochemical cycle now undergoes sizable changes linked to eutrophication, invasive species development, and transformations between organic and inorganic forms.

This Special Issue welcomes articles dedicated to all aspects of the behavior of organic carbon, phosphorus, iron (and other related metals) in a broad range of freshwater environments, from soil solutions and groundwaters to ponds, lakes, rivers, and their riparian zones and estuaries. Of special interest are papers dealing with the fate of OC, P, and Fe due to the impact of climate change and human activities on aquatic ecosystems, including both anthropogenically altered and pristine regions. Works dealing with biogeochemical cycles in aquatic ecosystems mostly affected by climate change and exhibiting high C and Fe concentrations (boreal and subarctic rivers and lakes, wetlands, floodplains) are perfectly suited for this Special Issue.

Papers on field, experimental, and modeling studies related to dissolved and particulate OC, Fe, and P may focus on climate warming, permafrost thaw, floods, eutrophication, acidification, pollution, and the recovery of aquatic environments, though other contexts are also of interest.

Dr. Liudmila S. Shirokova

Guest Editor


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