Future directions in forest hydrology

  • Author(s): Williams, T.M.; Amatya, Devendra; Bren, L.; deJong, C.; Nettles, J.E.
  • Date: 2016
  • Station ID: Book Chapter-SRS-17


Forest hydrology is a separate and unique branch of hydrology due to the special conditions caused by trees, and the understorey beneath them, comprising a forest. Understanding the forest, with trees that can grow over 100 m tall, may have crowns up to 20-30 m in diameter with roots 5-2010 m deep and spread as widely as the crowns, and have lifespans from 50 to 5000 years, presents unique challenges to science.

  • Citation: Williams, T.M.; Amatya, D.M.; Bren, L.; deJong, C.; Nettles, J.E. 2016. Future directions in forest hydrology. In: Forest Hydrology: Processes, Management, and Applications, Amatya, Williams, Bren, and de Jong (Editors), CABI Publishers, UK, pp: 270-279. 10 p.

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