Drought impacts on tree growth and mortality of southern Appalachian forests

  • Authors: Kloeppel, Brian D.; Clinton, Barton D.; Vose, James M.; Cooper, Aaron R.
  • Publication Year: 2003
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: In: Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response at Long-Term Ecological Research Sites, Oxford University Press, New York, eds. Greenland, D.; Gooding, D.G.; Smith, R.C., p. 43-55

Abstract

The Coweeta LTER Program represents the eastern deciduous forests of the southem Appalachian Mountains in the United States. Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory was established in 1934 and hence has a long record of climate measurement and vegetation response to both natural and human disturbance (Swank and Crossley 1988). The general climate of the area is classified as marine humid temperate because of high moisture and mild temperatures (Critchfield 1966; Swift et al. 1988). These conditions have favored the evolution of high species diversity in organisms in the southern Appalachians at many levels.

  • Citation: Kloeppel, Brian D.; Clinton, Barton D.; Vose, James M.; Cooper, Aaron R. 2003. Drought impacts on tree growth and mortality of southern Appalachian forests. In: Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response at Long-Term Ecological Research Sites, Oxford University Press, New York, eds. Greenland, D.; Gooding, D.G.; Smith, R.C., p. 43-55
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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