1988. Paper abstract bibtex
To understand the origin and development of 50 years of research at Coweeta, one must understand the social, economic, and political circumstances as they existed and changed through time. The concern about soil erosion, flood control, and sustained flow of streams as well as future timber supplies led to establishment of the first forest reserves and, ultimately, national forests in the East. There was considerable debate about the influence of forests upon regulation of streamflow and flooding. This chapter traces the history of Coweeta from being a site for forest hydrology and erosion research to being a major site for forest ecosystem research.