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Long-Term Response of a Forest Watershed Ecosystem: Clearcutting in the Southern Appalachians

Wayne T. Swank and Jackson R. Webster


This latest addition to the Long-Term Ecological Research Network series gives an overarching account of the recovery and management of a forest watershed ecosystem. It synthesizes and cross-references important and rare-to-find, long-term data in fourteen chapters that deal with the hydrologic, biogeochemical, and ecological processes of mixed deciduous forests. The data is representative of the entire US, and shows the effects of commercial clearcutting using examples from the Southeastern US and a range of East Coast forests. It includes responses of both forest and stream components of the ... More

Keywords: forest watershed ecosystem, hydrologic processes, biogeochemical processes, ecological processes, mixed deciduous forests, commercial clearcutting, natural disturbances, management disturbances

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780195370157
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370157.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wayne T. Swank, editor
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, USDA Forest Service

Jackson R. Webster, editor
Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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2 Successional Forest Dynamics

Lindsay R. Boring* Katherine J. Elliott, Wayne T. Swank

3 Response and Recovery of Water Yield and Timing, Stream Sediment, Abiotic Parameters, and Stream Chemistry Following Logging

Wayne T. Swank* Jennifer D. Knoepp, James M. Vose, Stephanie N. Laseter, Jackson R. Webster

5 Soluble Organic Nutrient Fluxes

Robert G. Qualls* Bruce L. Haines, Wayne T. Swank

6 Dynamics of Dissolved Organic Carbon in a Stream during a Quarter Century of Forest Succession

Judy L. Meyer* Jennifer D. Knoepp, Jackson R. Webster, E. F. Benfield

9 Watershed Clearcutting and Canopy Arthropods

Barbara C. Reynolds* Timothy D. Schowalter, D. A. Crossley, Jr.

10 Recovery of Particulate Organic Matter Dynamics in a Stream Draining a Logged Watershed

Jackson R. Webster* E. F. Benfield, Stephen W. Golladay, Matthew E. McTammany

12 Recovery of Central Appalachian Forested Watersheds

Mary Beth Adams* James N. Kochendenfer

13 Comparisons with Results from the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the Northern Appalachians

James W. Hornbeck* Amey S. Bailey, Christopher Eagar, John L. Campbell

14 Bridging the Gap between Ecosystem Theory and Forest Watershed Management

Jackson R. Webster* Jennifer D. Knoepp, Wayne T. Swank, James M. Vose, Katherine J. Elliott

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