North American Temperate Deciduous Forest Responses to Changing Precipitation Regimes

  • Paul J. Hanson
  • Stan D. Wullschleger

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 166)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul J. Hanson, Frederick M. O’Hara Jr.
      Pages 3-7
    3. Paul J. Hanson, Michael A. Huston, Donald E. Todd
      Pages 8-31
  3. Carbon-Cycle Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Nelson T. Edwards, Paul J. Hanson
      Pages 48-66
    3. Timothy J. Tschaplinski, Paul J. Hanson
      Pages 67-84
  4. Water-Cycle Processes

  5. Decomposition and Soil Carbon Turnover

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Paul J. Hanson, Elizabeth G. O’Neill, M. Lala S. Chambers, Jeffery S. Riggs, J. Devereux Joslin, Mark H. Wolfe
      Pages 163-189
    3. Julia B. Gaudinski, Susan E. Trumbore
      Pages 190-209
    4. Donald E. Todd, Paul J. Hanson
      Pages 210-214
  6. Plant Growth and Mortality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Michael A. Huston, Milena Holmgren, Michelle B. Kreh
      Pages 227-254
    3. Paul J. Hanson, Donald E. Todd, Darrell C. West, Nelson T. Edwards, M. Lynn Tharp, William A. Simpson Jr.
      Pages 255-273
    4. J. Devereux Joslin, Mark H. Wolfe
      Pages 274-302
    5. Paul J. Hanson, Donald E. Todd, J. Devereux Joslin
      Pages 303-315
  7. Response of Other Organisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Donald J. Shure, Peter D. Mooreside, Rebekah E. Chapman, Allan D. Wilson
      Pages 319-336
    3. Johann N. Bruhn, Jeanne D. Mihail
      Pages 337-346
  8. Forest Stand-Level Syntheses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Stan D. Wullschleger, Paul J. Hanson, Donald E. Todd
      Pages 363-377
    3. Paul J. Hanson, Nelson T. Edwards, Timothy J. Tschaplinski, Stan D. Wullschleger, J. Devereux Joslin
      Pages 378-395
    4. Dale W. Johnson, Paul J. Hanson, Donald E. Todd
      Pages 396-414
  9. Extrapolation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 415-415
    2. Michael A. Huston, Donald E. Todd, D. Gregory Barlar
      Pages 417-432
    3. Stan D. Wullschleger, Carla A. Gunderson, M. Lynn Tharp, Darrell C. West, Wilfred M. Post
      Pages 433-446
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 462-479

About this book


Large-scale experimentation allows scientists to test the specific responses of ecosystems to changing environmental conditions. Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory together with other Federal and University scientists conducted a large-scale climatic change experiment at the Walker Branch Watershed in Tennessee, a model upland hardwood forest in North America. This volume synthesizes mechanisms of forest ecosystem response to changing hydrologic budgets associated with climatic change drivers. The authors explain the implications of changes at both the plant and stand levels, and they extrapolate the data to ecosystem-level responses, such as changes in nutrient cycling, biodiversity and carbon sequestration. In analyzing data, they also discuss similarities and differences with other temperate deciduous forests.

Source data for the experiment has been archived by the authors in the U.S. Department of Energy's Carbon Dioxide Information and Analysis Center (CDIAC) for future analysis and modeling by independent investigators.


Oxide Precipitation Scale biodiversity carbon carbon dioxide cyclin deciduous forest ecosystem environment forest nutrient cycling plant plant growth soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul J. Hanson
    • 1
  • Stan D. Wullschleger
    • 1
  1. 1.Environmental Sciences DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6506-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-0021-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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