A synthesis of 50 years of research on hydrology and biogeochemistry of peatland watersheds at the Marcell Experimental Forest, this book covers the history of the project, what has been learned, and where the research should go in the future. The book examines the establishment of the MEF, the history behind the research, the value of long-term monitoring, the paleo-history of the MEF landscape, effects of forest management on water and chemical fluxes, the physical and chemical properties of upland and peatland soils, and the cycling of mercury. Figures, photographs, and tables depict concepts and findings within the book.
History, philosophy, and legacy of the Marcell Experimental Forest. Importance of Long-term Monitoring at the Marcell Experimental Forest . Geology, Paleo Botany, Paleo Climate, and Paleo Hydrology. Physical and Chemical Properties of Organic and Mineral Soils. Scaling up Evapotranspiration Estimates: Process Studies to Watersheds. Watershed Hydrology: The Hydrologic Function of Uplands and Peatlands. Nutrient Cycling in Upland/peatland Watersheds. Carbon Pools in Uplands and Peatlands. Carbon Emissions from Peatlands. Mercury Cycling in Peatland Soils and Watersheds. Forest Management Practices and Silviculture. Hydrologic Responses to Forest Cover Changes on Uplands and Peatlands. Affects of Forest Cover and Environmental Change on Water Chemistry. Models for Predicting Hydrologic Response of Peatland and Upland Forested Watersheds to Management and Climate Change.
USDA Forest Service, MN, USA USDA Forest Services, MN, USA Ellen River Partners, MN, USA University of Minnesota, MN, USA