Bottomland Hardwood

Bottomland HardwoodsThe Center has led collaborative research to develop restoration and assessment techniques for bottomland hardwood wetlands.

A restoration project was implemented in Pen Branch Creek, a 3 rd order stream impacted by thermal cooling water discharges on the Savannah River Site, South Carolina .

Through experiments and use of successional chronosequences, the research takes a holistic ecosystem approach to determine the biotic and abiotic factors that can influence restoration progress and provide assessment criteria.

In cooperative studies with various partners, researchers have examined ecosystem components ranging from soil carbon and nutrients to vegetation, stream communities, and wildlife. The findings will enable future restoration efforts to be more effectively performed and evaluated.

Recent Publications

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