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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.
- Projecting housing starts and softwood lumber consumption in the United States
Prestemon, Jeffrey P.; Wear, David N.; Abt, Karen L.; Abt, Robert C.
- An empirical, hierarchical typology of tree species assemblages for assessing forest dynamics under global change scenarios
Costanza, Jennifer K.; Coulston, John W.; Wear, David N.
- Water yield following forest-grass-forest transitions
Elliott, Katherine J.; Caldwell, Peter V.; Brantley, Steven T.; Miniat, Chelcy F.; Vose, James M.; Swank, Wayne
- Comparative water use in short-rotation Eucalyptus benthamii and Pinus taeda trees in the southern United States
Maier, Chris A.; Albaugh, Timothy J.; Cook, Rachel I.; Hall, Kevin; McInnis, Daniel; Johnsen, Kurt H.; Johnson, John; Rubilar, Rafael A.; Vose, James M.
- Watershed impacts of climate and land use changes depend on magnitude and land use context
Martin, Katherine L.; Hwang, Taehee; Vose, James M.; Coulston, John W.; Wear, David N.; Miles, Brian; Band, Lawrence E.