The Bear Brook Watershed in Maine: A Paired Watershed Experiment

The First Decade (1987–1997)

  • Stephen A. Norton
  • Ivan J. Fernandez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. S. Norton, J. Kahl, I. Fernandez, T. Haines, L. Rustad, S. Nodvin et al.
    Pages 7-51
  3. S. Roy, S. Norton, I. Fernandez, J. Kahl
    Pages 133-147
  4. I. Fernandez, L. Rustad, M. David, K. Nadelhoffer, M. Mitchell
    Pages 165-185
  5. K. Nadelhoffer, M. Downs, B. Fry, A. Magill, J. Aber
    Pages 187-210
  6. M. Downs, R. Michener, B. Fry, K. Nadelhoffer
    Pages 211-220

About this book


The Bear Brook Watershed in Maine (BBWM) is a long-term, whole-watershed study examining the effects of experimentally elevated N and S deposition on a treated watershed, in comparison to the adjacent reference watershed. The study is in a northern New England, USA, forested ecosystem, and focuses on soil and stream hydrological and biogeochemical processes, and chemical responses of vegetation. Relative to the reference watershed, the treated ecosystem has migrated biogeochemically towards N saturation, and soil and stream acidification. Some of the responses to N amendments were not expected nor predicted by available models.


Ammonium chemistry ecosystem forest policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen A. Norton
    • 1
  • Ivan J. Fernandez
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geological SciencesUniversity of MaineOronoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Applied Ecology and Environmental SciencesUniversity of MaineOronoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5185-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3241-3
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