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Forests provide cleaner water than any other land cover type. Around 60 million people in the U.S. get more than half of their surface drinking water from forested lands. In Environmental Research Letters, USDA Forest Service ORISE hydrology fellow Ning Liu and colleagues break down the contributions of U.S. forests to surface drinking water supplies.
- Fire and forests in the 21st Century: Managing resilience under changing climates and fire regimes in USA forests
Vose, James M.; Peterson, David L.; Fettig, Christopher J.; Halofsky, Jessica E.; Hiers, J. Kevin.; Keane, Robert E.; Loehman, Rachel.; Stambaugh, Michael C.
- Forested lands dominate drinking water supply in the conterminous United States
Liu, Ning; Caldwell, Peter V; Dobbs, G Rebecca; Miniat, Chelcy Ford; Bolstad, Paul V; Nelson, Stacy A C; Sun, Ge.
- Land cover change-induced decline in terrestrial gross primary production over the conterminous United States from 2001 to 2016
Zhang, Yulong; Song, Conghe; Hwang, Taehee; Novick, Kimberly; Coulston, John W.; Vose, James; Dannenberg, Matthew P.; Hakkenberg, Christopher R.; Mao, Jiafu; Woodcock, Curtis E.
- Chapter 4 - Spatial patterns of drought and moisture surplus in the conterminous United States: 2019, and between 2017 to 2019, and 2015 to 2019
Koch, Frank H.; Coulston, John W.
- The geodiv R package: tools for calculating gradient surface metrics
Smith, Annie C.; Dahlin, Kyla M.; Record, Sydne; Costanza, Jennifer K.; Wilson, Adam M.; Zarnetske, Phoebe L.