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Native, mature southern pine ecosystems are dwindling on the landscape, and the plants and animals that depend upon them are in trouble as well. “Living and working in Arkansas, I sometimes forget that shortleaf pine as far as the eye can see is uncommon outside of this area,” says USDA Forest Service scientist Jim Guldin.
- Ecosystem processes at the watershed scale: Influence of flowpath patterns of canopy ecophysiology on emergent catchment water and carbon cycling
Lin, Laurence ; Band, Lawrence E.; Vose, James M.; Hwang, Taehee ; Miniat, Chelcy Ford; Bolstad, Paul V
- Managing Effects of Drought in the Southeast United States
McNulty, Steven ; Baca, Aurelia ; Bowker, Michael ; Brantley, Steven ; Dreaden, Tyler ; Golladay, Steven W.; Holmes, Tom ; James, Natasha ; Liu, Shan ; Lucardi, Rima ; Mayfeld, Albert ; Sun, Ge ; Treasure, Emrys ; Conner, L. Mike; Smith, Lora L.; Vose, James M.
- Timberland investment under both financial and biophysical risk
Mei, Bin ; Wear, David N.; Henderson, Jesse D.
- Applying climate change risk management tools to integrate streamflow projections and social vulnerability
Saia, Sheila M.; Suttles, Kelly M.; Cutts, Bethany B.; Emanuel, Ryan E.; Martin, Katherine L.; Wear, David N.; Coulston, John W.; Vose, James M.
- Forest and water in the 21st century: a global perspective
Vose, James M.