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Tree Species and Water Resources

Asst. Professor of Forest Ecosystem Ecology Brian Buma had a paper recently published in Forest Science, the peer reviewed journal of the Society of American Foresters.  The paper explores how shifting ranges of tree species are likely to influence water resources.  Buma and his coauthor investigated four scenarios of forest decline, mortality, and expansion utilizing a high-resolution water balance model to see which scenarios and management actions best maintain water supplies in four relatively dry watersheds in the central Rocky Mountains. DOI:

Buma B, Livneh B.  2015. Potential effects of forest disturbances and management on water resources in a warmer climate.  Forest Science.  61: 895-903.


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