Studies of ecohydrology – also called hydroecology – started in the 80s, but weren't necessarily labelled as such until the 90s. The Versita journal Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology started in 2000, while the Wiley journal Ecohydrology started in 2008 – neither has a shortage of submissions. But what exactly does ecohydrology mean?
I used to think that it was mainly about how plants use water – things like sapflow, evapotranspiration, and nutrient movement. But I've come to realize that ecohydrology not only applies to my work, but it applies to a whole host of other research topics my colleagues are working on.
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