Applications of forest hydrological science to watershed management in the 21st century

  • Authors: Vose, James M.; Martin, Katherine L.; Barten, Paul K.
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Publication Series: Book Chapter
  • Source: In Amatya, Devendra M.; Williams, Thomas M.; Bren, Leon; de Jong, Carmen, eds. Forest hydrology: Processes, management and assessment. Boston, MA: CAB International: 240-253.

Abstract

The remainder of the 21st century will present significant challenges for forest watershed management, as rapid and compounded environmental, economic and social change contribute to an increasingly uncertain future. Many of these changes portend a growing risk of water scarcity for a growing human population and greater vulnerability to extreme droughts and more intense storms. Forest hydrological science has a strong tradition of providing the information required for restoring and managing disturbed and stressed landscapes, positioning the field well to guide management to provide essential ecosystem services in the future.

  • Citation: Vose, J.M.; Martin, K.L.; Barten, P.K. 2016.  Applications of forest hydrological science to watershed management in the 21st century. In Amatya, Devendra M.; Williams, Thomas M.; Bren, Leon; de Jong, Carmen, eds. Forest hydrology: Processes, management and assessment.  Boston, MA: CAB International: 240-253.
  • Keywords: hydrology, forest science, drought, storms, human population
  • Posted Date: August 23, 2018
  • Modified Date: September 6, 2018
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