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Forest-Stream Interactions in Eastern Old-Growth Forests

  • Dana R. Warren
  • William S. Keeton
  • Heather A. Bechtold
  • Clifford E. Kraft
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Abstract

The largescale recovery of eastern forests from historic clearing is a remarkable example of forest ecosystem resilience (Foster and Aber 2004). More than 150 years after the peak of agricultural clearing in eastern North America, many forests across the region have reached maturity and some are progressing toward an old-growth condition (Brooks et al. 2012; figure 9-1). With this forest recovery and an increasing abundance of old-growth stands, we see the recovery of ecosystem functions and ecosystem services not only in the terrestrial environment but also in the streams and rivers that flow through this increasingly complex forested landscape (Warren et al. 2016; Urbano and Keeton 2017).

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  • Dana R. Warren
  • William S. Keeton
  • Heather A. Bechtold
  • Clifford E. Kraft

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