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A special report published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel on November 20 noted that forest fires have now burned more than 119,000 acres in eight states across the Southeast. Though no lives have been lost in the fires, the smoke has sent hundreds of people from Asheville to Atlanta to emergency rooms and doctors’ offices with respiratory problems.
- Water yield following forest-grass-forest transitions
Elliott, Katherine J.; Caldwell, Peter V.; Brantley, Steven T.; Miniat, Chelcy F.; Vose, James M.; Swank, Wayne
- 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.
- High elevation watersheds in the southern Appalachians: indicators of sensitivity to acidic deposition and the potential for restoration through liming
Knoepp, Jennifer D.; Vose, James M.; Jackson, William A.; Elliott, Katherine J.; Zarnoch, Stan