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Managing forest water quantity and quality under climate change

Author(s):

Daniel A. Marion
Barton D. Clinton
Paul A. Conrads
Shelby Gull Laird
Zhaohua Dai
J. Alan Clingenpeel
Edwin A. Roehl

Year:

2014

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station

Source:

In: Climate change adaption and mitigation management options<I>A guide for natural resource managers in southern forest ecosystems</I> CRC Press - Taylor and Francis (pp 249 - 306)

Description

Water is a critical resource of the Southern United States and is intimately linked to other ecosystem and societal values. The South is known for its warm climate, rich water resources (Figure 9.1), and large acreage of forest lands that provide an ideal place for people to live. Indeed, water availability is central to sustaining an economy that relies on irrigation agriculture, forestry, recreation, industry, power generation, transportation, and most importantly, the long-term future of natural ecosystems and human society (Hossian et al. 2011).

Citation

Marion, Daniel A.; Sun, Ge; Caldwell, Peter V.; Miniat, Chelcy F.; Ouyang, Ying; Amatya, Devendra M.; Clinton, Barton D.; Conrads, Paul A.; Gull Laird, Shelby; Dai, Zhaohua; Clingenpeel, J. Alan; Liu, Yongqiang; Roehl, Edwin A., Jr.; Moore Myers, Jennifer A.; Trettin, Carl. 2014. Managing forest water quantity and quality under climate change. In: Climate change adaption and mitigation management optionsA guide for natural resource managers in southern forest ecosystems CRC Press - Taylor and Francis (pp. 249 - 306) 58 p.

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