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    Author(s): Kim G. Mattson; Wayne T. Swank
    Date: 2014
    Source: In: Swank, Wayne T.; Webster, Jackson R., comps., eds. Long-term response of a forest watershed ecosystem. Clearcutting in the southern Appalachian. Oxford University Press: 118-132.
    Publication Series: Book Chapter
    Station: Southern Research Station
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    Most of the forest on Watershed (WS) 7 was cut and ledt on site to decompose. This Chapter describes the rate and manner of wood decomposition and also quantifies the fluxes from decaying wood to the forest floor on WS 7. In doing so, we make the case that wood and its process of decomposition contributes to ecosystem stability. We also review some of the history of wooddecomposition and place our results in the context of detrital organic matter pools on the watershed.

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    Mattson, Kim G.; Swank, Wayne T. 2014.Wood decomposition following clearcutting at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory. In: Swank, Wayne T.; Webster, Jackson R., comps., eds. Long-term response of a forest watershed ecosystem. Clearcutting in the southern Appalachian. Oxford University Press: 118-132.

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