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Predictions and Projections of Pine Productivity and Hydrology in Response to Climate Change Across the Southern United States

  • Steven G. McNulty
  • James M. Vose
  • Wayne T. Swank
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 128)

Abstract

The southeastern United States is one of the most rapidly growing human population regions in continental United States, and as the population increases, the demand for commercial, industrial, and residential water will also increase (USWRC, 1978). Forest species type, stand age, and the climate all influence the amount of water use and yield from these areas (Swank et al., 1988). Because forests cover approximately 55% of the southern United States land area (Flather et al., 1989), changes in water use by forests could significantly change water yields and potentially lead to water shortages within the region. Hence, estimates of future water supply from forested areas are needed and this will require a model that can accurately predict potential change in forest wateruse at the regional scale.

Keywords

Geographic Information System United States Geologic Survey Basal Area Growth United Kingdom Meteorological Office Forest Species Type 
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  • Steven G. McNulty
  • James M. Vose
  • Wayne T. Swank

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