© 2006

The Fernow Watershed Acidification Study

  • Mary Beth Adams
  • David R. DeWalle
  • John L. Hom
  • Reports on the long-term study, making it valuable not only to researchers, but also to policy-makers and government regulators

  • One of the few studies to focus on deciduous hardwood forest ecosystems


Part of the ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION book series (EPOL, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. David R. DeWalle, John L. Hom, Mary Beth Adams
    Pages 1-16
  3. James N. Kochenderfer
    Pages 17-39
  4. Mary Beth Adams, David R. DeWalle, William T. Peterjohn, Frank S. Gilliam, William E. Sharpe, Karl W. J. Williard
    Pages 41-69
  5. Pamela J. Edwards, Karl W. J. Williard, Frederica Wood, William E. Sharpe
    Pages 71-136
  6. David R. DeWalle, James N. Kochenderfer, Mary Beth Adams, Gary W. Miller, Frank S. Gilliam, Frederica Wood et al.
    Pages 137-188
  7. Thomas K. Pauley, Mark B. Watson, James N. Kochenderfer, Michael Little
    Pages 189-206
  8. Mary Beth Adams, William T. Peterjohn, Frank S. Gilliam
    Pages 207-236
  9. John L. Hom, Yude Pan, Kevin McCullough
    Pages 237-257
  10. Mary Beth Adams, David R. DeWalle, John L. Hom
    Pages 259-268
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 269-279

About this book


The Fernow Watershed Acidification Study is a long-term, paired watershed acidification study, undertaken in the central Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, USA. The Study, which began in 1989, includes research on biogeochemical responses of streams, soils and vegetation to air pollution, and also includes research on acidification’s effects on salamanders. This book describes the responses to chronic N and S amendments by deciduous hardwood forests, one of the few studies to focus on these important hardwood forest ecosystems. Intensive monitoring of soil solution and stream chemistry, along with measurements of soil chemistry, and vegetation growth and chemistry, provide insights into the acidification process in forested watersheds, evaluating these in the context of nitrogen saturation, soil acidification and base cation leaching models. This volume will be of interest to researchers, ecosystem modellers, managers and policy-makers concerned with the effects of air pollution on forested ecosystems.


Acid Deposition Base Cation Depletion Ecosystem Acidification Hardwood Forests Vegetation Watershed ecosystem forest nutrient cycling

Editors and affiliations

  • Mary Beth Adams
    • 1
  • David R. DeWalle
    • 2
  • John L. Hom
    • 3
  1. 1.USDA Forest ServiceNortheastern Research StationParsonsUSA
  2. 2.School of Forest Resources and Institutes of the EnvironmentPennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA
  3. 3.USDA Forest ServiceNortheastern Research StationNewtown SquareUSA

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