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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 Forest Service researcher Christina Stringer with Artur Titos, who works for a Mozambique organization collaborating on the carbon monitoring project. USDA Forest Service
ID: 924
How Much Carbon is Stored in Mozambique Mangroves?

In an article published online in the journal Forest Ecology and Management, Forest Service researcher Christina Stringer and collaborators pro ...

Principal Investigator : Christina Stringer

Water, Air, and Soil2015SRS
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
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ID: 422
Recovery of Carbon and Nutrient Pools in a Northern Forested Wetland

There has been long-standing concern about the effects of silvicultural practices on the functions of forested wetlands. This work shows that th ...

Principal Investigator : Carl C. Trettin

Resource Management and Use2011SRS
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 Cove hardwood forest at Coweeta Experimental Forest in western North Carolina. USDA Forest Service - Paul Bolstad,
ID: 917
Shifting Rainfall Patterns May Change Southern Appalachian Forest Structure

Changes in rainfall patterns in the southern Appalachians due to climate change could reduce growth in six hardwood tree species common to the r ...

Principal Investigator : Katherine J. Elliott

Water, Air, and Soil2015SRS
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 : Andrew C. Oishi

Water, Air, and Soil
Wildlife and Fish
Photo of Research site with loblolly pine and intercropped native switchgrass plants.
ID: 1314
Water quality effects of switchgrass intercropping on pine forests in coastal North Carolina

Six recent years of data from site preparation to full growth of switchgrass, as a celluolosic bioenergy crop, suggest that planting switchgrass ...

Principal Investigator : Devendra M. Amatya

Wildlife and Fish
Water, Air, and Soil
Photo of Weir at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory.
ID: 1315
Water yield following forest to grass to forest transitions

Forested watersheds are important sources of drinking water. However, species identity affects water yield from deciduous forests. Through old-f ...

Principal Investigator : Katherine J. Elliott

Wildlife and Fish2017SRS