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Forests provide high quality and dependable supplies of surface water. More than 19 million people in the Southeast get at least some of their drinking water from national forests, as U.S. Forest Service research revealed.
However, most forest land in the Southeast U.S. is privately owned. Such land could be converted to other uses in the future.
- Planning for an uncertain future restoration to mitigate water scarcity and sustain carbon sequestration
Brantley, Steven T.; Vose, James M.; Wear, David N.; Band, Larry
- Classifying forest inventory data into species-based forest community types at broad extents: exploring tradeoffs among supervised and unsupervised approaches
Costanza, Jennifer K.; Faber-Langendoen, Don; Coulston, John W.; Wear, David N.
- Forest land use responses to wood product markets
Kim, Taek Joo; Wear, David N.; Coulston, John ; Li, Ruhong
- Total C and N Pools and fluxes vary with time, soil temperature, and moisture along an elevation, precipitation, and vegetation gradient in southern Appalachian Forests
Knoepp, Jennifer D.; See, Craig R.; Vose, James M.; Miniat, Chelcy F.; Clark, James S.
- Terra incognita: the unknown risks to environmental quality posed by the spatial distribution and abundance of concentrated animal feeding operations
Martin, Katherine L.; Emanuel, Ryan E.; Vose, James M.