Programmatic background, site description, experimental approach and treatment, and natural disturbances
This volume is a synthesis of a long-term interdisciplinary study of watershed ecosystem responses to a forest-management disturbance. Specifically, a commercial clearcut cable logging experiment was initiated on Watershed 7 (WS 7) at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in 1975 to elucidate ecosystem structure and function by testing hypotheses associated with the hydrologic, biogeochemical, and ecological processes of mixed deciduous forests. Practical forest-management objectives were also integral to the research.
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