Analysis of Biogeochemical Cycling Processes in Walker Branch Watershed

This book presents a summary and synthesis of two decades of research on biogeochemical cycling and related processes in Walker Branch Watershed, a mixed deciduous watershed near Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which is one of only a few long-term, intensive ecosystem studies in the United States aimed at the...

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Main Author: Johnson, Dale W.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Hook, Robert I. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 1989, 1989
Series:Springer Advanced Texts in Life Sciences
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Summary:This book presents a summary and synthesis of two decades of research on biogeochemical cycling and related processes in Walker Branch Watershed, a mixed deciduous watershed near Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which is one of only a few long-term, intensive ecosystem studies in the United States aimed at the quantification of land-water interactions in a forested landscape. In addition to a comprehensive site description, the book pulls together for the first time results from this study in the areas of forest meteorology, atmospheric deposition, hydrology, carbon dynamics and productivity, terrestrial nutrient cycling, stream chemistry and ecology, and mathematical modeling. The data sets obtained allow extrapolation to eastern deciduous forests in general and provide scientists and environmental managers with baselines against which future changes in forest ecosystem composition and behavior may be assessed. Researchers and professionals in environmental sciences will be interested in how these results compare and contrast with those of other major watershed studies. Students will especially appreciate the text as a well-rounded case study of watershed scale analysis
Physical Description:XVIII, 401p. 191 illus online resource
ISBN:9781461235125