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 (SRS-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.
News & Events
On April 1, 2021, scientists and experts from the South and across the globe gathered virtually to talk about research on the Santee Experimental Forest. Santee EF is one of 84 sites in the USDA Forest Service Experimental Forest & Range Network. It was founded in 1937, one year after the Francis Marion National Forest was established. The forest is located north of Charleston, South Carolina.
- Wood decomposition and its role in the forest carbon cycle: the FACE wood decomposition experiment
Trettin, Carl C.; Burton, Andrew; Jurgensen, Martin F.; Page-Dumroese, Deborah S.; Dai, Zhaohua; Oren, Ram; Forschler, Brian; Schilling, Jonathan; Lindner, Daniel.
- Macroecological patterns of forest structure and allometric scaling in mangrove forests
Rovai, Andre S.; Twilley, Robert R.; Castañeda‐Moya, Edward; Midway, Stephen R.; Friess, Daniel A.; Trettin, Carl C.; Bukoski, Jacob J.; Stovall, Atticus E.L.; Pagliosa, Paulo R.; Fonseca, Alessandra L.; Mackenzie, Richard A.; Aslan, Aslan; Sasmito, Sigit D.; Sillanpää, Mériadec; Cole, Thomas G.; Purbopuspito, Joko; Warren, Matthew W.; Murdiyarso, Daniel; Mofu, Wolfram; Sharma, Sahadev; Tinh, Pham Hong; Riul, Pablo.
- Estimates of precipitation IDF curves and design discharges for road-crossing drainage structures: Case study in four small forested watersheds in the Southeastern US
Amatya, D. M.; Tian, S.; Marion, D. A.; Caldwell, P.; Laseter, S.; Youssef, M. A.; Grace, J. M.; Chescheir, G. M.; Panda, S.; Ouyang, Y.; Sun, G.; Vose, J. M.
- Wetland and hydric soils [Chapter 6]
Trettin, Carl C.; Kolka, Randall K.; Marsh, Anne S.; Bansal, Sheel; Lilleskov, Erik A.; Megonigal, Patrick; Stelk, Marla J.; Lockaby, Graeme; D’Amore, David V.; MacKenzie, Richard A.; Tangen, Brian; Chimner, Rodney; Gries, James.
- Response of nutrients and sediment to hydrologic variables in switchgrass intercropped pine forest ecosystems on poorly drained soil
Muwamba, Augustine; Amatya, Devendra M.; Ssegane, Herbert; Chescheir, George M.; Appelboom, Timothy; Nettles, Jamie E.; Tollner, Ernest W.; Youssef, Mohamed A.; Walega, Andrzej; Birgand, Francois.