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Forests – and other plant communities – pull carbon dioxide gas out of the air and store it, or convert it into forms the rest of life on earth can use. “The conversion of carbon dioxide gas into other carbon-containing forms is called primary productivity,” says U.S. Forest Service scientist Jim Vose.
- 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.
- 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.