The Center for Forested Wetlands Research is an interdisciplinary unit whose program is designed to develop, quantify and synthesize ecological information needed to sustainably manage and restore the structure, function and productivity of wetland-dominated forested landscapes. The Center is an integral component of the Forest Watershed Science Unit (RWU-4353) within the Southern Research Station’s Watershed Science Program.
The Center's work is conducted under the basic tenets of forest sustainability, and is intended to provide the data and tools necessary for managing forested wetland landscapes to sustain ecosystem functions, goods, and services for future generations. Specific applications are focused on issues associated with climate change, carbon cycling, bioenergy and landscape functions. The relevance of the research is regional, national, and international, although it is derived primarily from work in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the southeastern United States.
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Coyotes arrived in the Southeast relatively recently. “Beginning in the early 20th century, coyotes started moving eastward,” says John Kilgo, a research biologist with the U.S. Forest Service. “But they weren’t recorded in South Carolina until the late 1970s.”
- Coastal forests and groundwater: Using case studies to understand the effects of drivers and stressors for resource management
Callahan, Timothy; Amatya, Devendra; Stone, Peter
- Hydrology and microtopography control carbon dynamics in wetlands: Implications in partitioning ecosystem respiration in a coastal plain forested wetland
Miao, Guofang; Noormets, Asko; Domec, Jean-Christophe; Fuentes, Montserrat; Trettin, Carl C.; Sun, Ge; McNulty, Steve G.; King, John S.
- Water quality effects of switchgrass intercropping on pine forest in Coastal North Carolina.
Muwamba, Augustine; Amatya, Devendra; Chescheir, George M; Nettles, Jamie; Appelboom, Timothy; Ssegane, Herbert; Tollner, Ernest; Youssef, Mohamed; Birgand, Francois; Skaggs, R. Wayne; Tian, Shiying
- Loblolly pine ( Pinus taeda L.) productivity 23 years after wet site harvesting and site preparation in the lower Atlantic Coastal Plain
Neaves, Charles M.; Aust, W. Michael; Bolding, M. Chad; Barrett, Scott M.; Trettin, Carl C.; Vance, Eric
- Soil properties in site prepared loblolly pine ( Pinus taeda L.) stands 25 years after wet weather harvesting in the lower Atlantic coastal plain
Neaves III, Charles M.; Aust, W. Michael; Bolding, M. Chad; Barrett, Scott M.; Trettin, Carl C.; Vance, Eric