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Forest Hydrology

Forest Hydrology

Processes, Management and Assessment

Edited by D Amatya, T Williams, L Bren, C d Jong, Professor. University of Strasbourg, France

September 2016 / Hardback / 308 Pages / 9781780646602 £95.00 / €125.00 / $160.00
With 10% online discount: £85.50 / €112.50 / $144.00
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Main Description

Forests cover approximately 26% of the world's land surface area and represent a distinct biotic community. They interact with water and soil in a variety of ways, providing canopy surfaces which trap precipitation and allow evaporation back into the atmosphere, thus regulating how much water reaches the forest floor as through fall, as well as pull water from the soil for transpiration.

The discipline "forest hydrology" has been developed throughout the 20th century. During that time human intervention in natural landscapes has increased, and land use and management practices have intensified. This book:

- Presents cutting edge thinking and assessments in forest hydrology across all latitudes and terrains, including state-of-the-art modelling techniques and methodologies
- Describes the latest challenges facing forest hydrology, such as increased occurrence of disturbance, due to extreme floods, drought, disease, and fire, potentially caused by climate change
- Is written by an internationally renowned team of scientists, engineers, and managers to give a well-rounded review of the subject

The book will be useful for graduate students, professionals, land managers, practitioners, and researchers with a good understanding of the basic principles of hydrology and hydrologic processes.


Suitable for students, professionals, land managers, practitioners, and researchers of forests and hydrology.

  • 1: An Introduction to Forest Hydrology
  • 2: Forest Runoff Processes
  • 3: Forest Evapotranspiration: Measurement and Modelling at Multiple Scales
  • 4: Forest Hydrology of Mountainous and Snow Dominated Watersheds
  • 5: European Perspectives on Forest Hydrology
  • 6: Tropical Forest Hydrology
  • 7: Hydrology of Flooded and Wetland Forests
  • 8: Forest Drainage
  • 9: Hydrological Modeling in Forested Systems
  • 10: Geospatial Technology Applications in Forest Hydrology
  • 11: Forests Cover Changes and Hydrology in Large Watersheds
  • 12: Hydrologic Effects of Forest Management
  • 13: Hydrology of Forests after Wildfire
  • 14: Hydrologic Processes of Reference Watersheds in Experimental Forests, USA
  • 15: Applications of Forest Hydrologic Science to Watershed Management in the 21st Century
  • 16: Hydrology of Taiga Forests in High Northern Latitudes
  • 17: Future Directions in Forest Hydrology

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