A series of integrated studies on individual pool dynamics,
landscape-level effects on faunal populations, and effects
of past land use on woodland vernal pool faunal composition
will lead to more complete knowledge of pool dynamics and
wildlife habitat values.
Brooks, R.T. 2005. A review of basin morphology and pool
hydrology of isolated ponded wetlands: implications for
seasonal forest pools of the northeastern United States.
Wetlands Ecology and Management 13:335-348.
Brooks, R.T. 2000. Annual and seasonal variation and the
effects of hydroperiod on benthic macroinvertebrates of
seasonal forest ponds in central Massachusetts, USA. Wetlands
Brooks, R.T. 2004. Weather-related effects on woodland
vernal pool hydrology and hydroperiod. Wetlands 24:104-114.
Brooks, R.T., et al. 1998. An inventory of seasonal forest
pools on the Quabbin Reservoir watershed, Massachusetts.
Northeastern Naturalist 5:219-230.
Brooks, R.T., and K.L. Doyle. 2001. Small mammal diversity
and abundance in vernal pool habitat. Northeastern Naturalist
Brooks, R.T., and M. Hayashi. 2002. Depth-area-volume and
hydroperiod relationships of ephemeral ("vernal") forest
pools in southern New England. Wetlands 22:247-255.