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Photo of Across much of the U.S., wildfires are likely to become larger, more intense, and increasingly difficult to contain with climate change. Andrew J. Boone, South Carolina Forestry Commission
ID: 721
Assessment of the Interaction of Climate Change, Fire, and Forests in the U.S. Published

Fire has been one of the most frequent and severe disturbances to ecosystems globally and, as such, one of the major regulators of forest compos ...

Principal Investigator : Chelcy F. Miniat

Wildland Fire and Fuels2014SRS
Photo of Hemlock wooly adelgid covers the leaves of a hemlock tree. Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
ID: 131
Forest Community Dynamics After Widespread Die-Off From an Invasive Insect

Understanding how microclimate and forest community respond to eastern hemlock die-off

Principal Investigator : Chelcy F. Miniat

Water, Air, and Soil
Invasive Species
Photo of Hemlock woolly adelgids are killing eastern hemlocks in the Southern  Appalachian region. The loss of hemlock will have long-term implications  for hydrological cycles as well as plant and animal communities. Chelcy Miniat, USDA Forest Service
ID: 722
Loss of Eastern Hemlock Affects Peak Flows after Extreme Storm Events

Few studies have examined how insect outbreaks affect landscape-level hydrologic processes. In this study, Forest Service scientists report the ...

Principal Investigator : Chelcy F. Miniat

Water, Air, and Soil2014SRS
Photo of Forests and water are inextricably linked, and forested watersheds provide clean and dependable water supplies to downstream communities. USDA Forest Service
ID: 723
Quantifying the Role of National Forest System Lands in Providing Surface Drinking Water Supply for the Southern United States

In the South, as in the rest of the U.S., people and communities depend on forests as the headwaters for clean and dependable water supply. A ne ...

Principal Investigator : Chelcy F. Miniat

Water, Air, and Soil2014SRS
Photo of Undergraduate student Marika Lapham measures eastern hemlock branches for hemlock woolly adelgid infestation prior to foliar cation analysis.
ID: 1523
Shade and hemlock woolly adelgid infestation increase eastern hemlock foliar nutrient concentration

Eastern hemlock trees are dying across much of eastern North America from the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). Due to the persistent chang ...

Principal Investigator : Chelcy F. Miniat

Invasive Species2018SRS
Photo of Field technician Chris Sobek calibrates a gas analyzer on top of a forest eddy flux tower at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory.
ID: 1498
Warmer temperatures reduce forest productivity but not water use

Warmer temperatures are expected to lengthen the growing season for forests. Longer growing seasons may also increase forest water use and produ ...

Principal Investigator : Chelcy F. Miniat

Water, Air, and Soil
Wildlife and Fish