Impact of bark beetle infestation on water quality and hydrology in the Rocky Mountain West, The
The recent large-scale bark beetle infestations have altered the forested landscape covering much of the Rocky Mountain West. With canopy loss and changes in water and nutrient uptake, watershed hydrology and terrestrial biogeochemical cycling have been significantly altered. This dissertation contributes to our scientific understanding of these intertwined processes by addressing predicted hydrologic changes complimented by analysis of laboratory and field-scale water quality parameters. A synthesis of current literature studies regarding bark beetle infestations and their impact on hydrology ...
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