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Scaling Up to the Catchment

Though Coweeta became one of the first LTER sites in 1980, the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory as funded by the United States Forest Service has been in existence since 1934. Today the LTER and the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory coexist in the same complex of buildings and laboratories, collaborating and sharing data that now spans nearly eight decades. This data set has given Coweeta researchers unprecedented access to information about forest effects of both natural disturbances and human management.

Elliot, Katherine J. and James M. Vose. 2011. The contribution of the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory to developing an understanding of long-term (1934-2008) changes in managed and unmanaged forests. Forest Ecology and Management 261(5):900-910.
Elliot, Katherine J., James M. Vose, and Wayne T. Swank. 1999. Long-term patterns in vegetation-site relationships in a southern Appalachian forest. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 126(4):320-334.
Johnson, D.W., J.D. Knoepp, W.T. Swank, J. Shan, L.A. Morris, D.H. Van Lear, and P.R. Kapeluck. 2002. Effects of forest management on soil carbon: results of some long-term resampling studies. Environmental Pollution 116:S201-S208.
Dr. Katherine J. Elliot
A graph showing long-term changes in species composition for unmanaged forest measured in 1934-1935, 1969-1973, and 1988-1993 within Coweeta, western North Carolina
Elliot and Vose 2011



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