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A special issue of the journal Forests, titled Forest Management and Water Resources in the Anthropocene, examines the interactions between forests, water, climate change, and humans. The issue was developed and edited by U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) scientists Ge Sun and Jim Vose, and covers topics such as soil moisture, wildfire, streamflow, land use, and modeling studies. The special issue includes an article Sun and Vose wrote on how emerging global threats interact with forest water resources and ecosystems.
- Effects of riparian zone buffer widths on vegetation diversity in southern Appalachian headwater catchments
Elliott, Katherine J.; Vose, James M.
- Riparian area harvesting impacts on vegetation composition and diversity
Elliott, Katherine; Vose, James M.
- Streamflow response to increasing precipitation extremes altered by forest management
Kelly, Charlene N.; McGuire, Kevin J.; Miniat, Chelcy Ford; Vose, James M.
- High elevation watersheds in the southern Appalachians: indicators of sensitivity to acidic deposition and the potential for restoration through liming
Knoepp, Jennifer D.; Vose, James M.; Jackson, William A.; Elliott, Katherine J.; Zarnoch, Stan
- Soil and stream chemistry relationships in high elevation waters
Knoepp, Jennifer; Elliott, Katherine J.; Jackson, William A.; Vose, James M.; Miniat, Chelcy Ford; Zarnoch, Stan