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Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiment Site: an "Experimental" wilderness

Posted date: May 28, 2015
Publication Year: 
1987
Authors: Fox, Douglas G.; Schoettle, Anna W.; Vertucci, Frank A.
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Management of subalpine forests: building on 50 years of research; 1987 July 6-9; Silver Creek, CO. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-149. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 161-166.

Abstract

This site, selected to be representative of high-mountain wilderness ecosystems, is being used to study the effects of air pollution and atmospheric deposition In alpine and subalpine, terrestrial and aquatic biotic communities. The research program includes (a) short-term experiments designed to quantify the response of system components hypothesized to be most sensitive to changes In ozone, 8, and N air pollution and deposition; (b) development of operationally oriented models capable of predicting system, species, and biogeochemical responses; and (c) long-term biogeochemically-oriented monitoring to help establish the validity of (a) and (b) as management decision tools.

Citation

Fox, Douglas G.; Schoettle, Anna W.; Vertucci, Frank A. 1987. Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiment Site: an "Experimental" wilderness. In: Management of subalpine forests: building on 50 years of research; 1987 July 6-9; Silver Creek, CO. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-149. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 161-166.