The Fernow Watershed Acidification Study / Edition 1

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Overview

The Fernow Watershed Acidification Study is a long-term, paired watershed acidification study, undertaken in the central Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, USA. The Study, which began in 1989, includes research on biogeochemical responses of streams, soils and vegetation to air pollution, and also includes research on acidification's effects on salamanders. This book describes the responses to chronic N and S amendments by deciduous hardwood forests, one of the few studies to focus on these important hardwood forest ecosystems. Intensive monitoring of soil solution and stream chemistry, along with measurements of soil chemistry, and vegetation growth and chemistry, provide insights into the acidification process in forested watersheds, evaluating these in the context of nitrogen saturation, soil acidification and base cation leaching models. This volume will be of interest to researchers, ecosystem modellers, managers and policy-makers concerned with the effects of air pollution on forested ecosystems.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402046148
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Series: Environmental Pollution Series , #11
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction to the Fernow watershed acidification study
Ch. 2 Fernow and the Appalachian hardwood region
Ch. 3 Soil chemical response to experimental acidification treatments
Ch. 4 Soil water and stream water chemical responses
Ch. 5 Vegetation and acidification
Ch. 6 Response of salamanders to experimental acidification treatments
Ch. 7 Acidification and nutrient cycling
Ch. 8 Implications for forest ecosystem sustainability and resiliency
Ch. 9 Conclusions and recommendations from the Fernow watershed acidification study
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