Section 1 The Coweeta Hydrologie Laboratory.- 1. Introduction and Site Description.- 2. History of Coweeta.- Section 2 Hydrology, Geology, Climate, and Water Chemistry.- 3. Climatology and Hydrology.- 4. Characterization of Baseline Precipitation and Stream Chemistry and Nutrient Budgets for Control Watersheds.- 5. Bedrock Geology and Regional Geologic Setting of Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in the Eastern Blue Ridge.- 6. Weathering and Soil-Forming Processes.- 7. Debris Avalanches and the Origin of First-Order Streams.- 8. Streamflow Generation by Variable Source Area.- 9. Research on Interception Losses and Soil Moisture Relationships.- Section 3 Forest Dynamics and Nutrient Cycling.- 10. Forest Communities and Patterns.- 11. Biomass, Primary Production, and Selected Nutrient Budgets for an Undisturbed Hardwood Watershed.- 12. Dynamics of Early Successional Forest Structure and Processes in the Coweeta Basin.- 13. Comparative Physiology of Successional Forest Trees.- Section 4 Canopy Arthropods and Herbivory.- 14. Foliage Consumption and Nutrient Dynamics in Canopy Insects.- 15. Canopy Arthropods and Their Response to Forest Disturbance.- Section 5 Forest Floor Processes.- 16. Changes in Soil Nitrogen Pools and Transformations Following Forest Clearcutting.- 17. Soil Arthropods and Their Role in Decomposition and Mineralization Processes.- 18. Sulfur Pools and Transformations in Litter and Surface Soil of a Hardwood Forest.- Section 6 Stream Biota and Nutrient Dynamics.- 19. Aquatic Invertebrate Research.- 20. The Trophic Significance of Dissolved Organic Carbon in Streams.- 21. Effects of Watershed Disturbance on Stream Seston Characteristics.- Section 7 Man and Management of Forested Watersheds.- 22. Streamflow Changes Associated with Forest Cutting, Species Conversions, and Natural Disturbances.- 23. Forest Access Roads: Design, Maintenance, and Soil Loss.- 24. Effects of Pesticide Applications on Forested Watersheds.- 25. Stream Chemistry Responses to Disturbance.- 26. Acid Precipitation Effects on Forest Processes.- 27. Trace Metals in the Atmosphere, Forest Floor, Soil, and Vegetation.- Section 8 Perspectives on Forest Hydrology and Long-Term Ecological Research.- 28. Forest Ecosystem Stability: Revision of the Resistance-Resilience Model in Relation to Observable Macroscopic Properties of Ecosystems.- 29. European Experiences in Long-Term Forest Hydrology Research.- 30. Past and Future of Ecosystem Research-Contribution of Dedicated Experimental Sites.- References.
Coweeta is one of the oldest continuously operating laboratories of its type in the world. For the first time, a complete review and summary of more than 50 years study of the hydrological and ecological responses of baseline and managed Southern Appalachian hardwood forests at Coweeta is now supplied by this volume. The long-term research approach represents a continuum of theory, experimentation and application using watersheds as landscape units of investigation. Thus, the information encompasses a wide range of interpretations and interests. In addition to in-depth analyses of terrestrial and stream processes, the breadth of coverage includes historical perspectives and relevance of ecosystem science to management needs. In a broader sense, the Coweeta research effort is considered from a perspective of national and international forest hydrology and ecology programs.
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