History, philosophy, and legacy of the Marcell Experimental Forest. Importance of Long-term Monitoring at the Marcell Experimental Forest . Geology, Paleo Botany, Paleo Climate, and Paleo Hydrology. Physical and Chemical Properties of Organic and Mineral Soils. Scaling up Evapotranspiration Estimates: Process Studies to Watersheds. Watershed Hydrology: The Hydrologic Function of Uplands and Peatlands. Nutrient Cycling in Upland/peatland Watersheds. Carbon Pools in Uplands and Peatlands. Carbon Emissions from Peatlands. Mercury Cycling in Peatland Soils and Watersheds. Forest Management Practices and Silviculture. Hydrologic Responses to Forest Cover Changes on Uplands and Peatlands. Affects of Forest Cover and Environmental Change on Water Chemistry. Models for Predicting Hydrologic Response of Peatland and Upland Forested Watersheds to Management and Climate Change.
Randall K. Kolka is Team Leader and Research Soil Scientist for the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station.
"This book should be read—and frequently returned to—by everyone with interests in either peatland or forest processes (or in both). It is perhaps on the expensive side for undergraduate purchase and, therefore, also a ‘must’ acquisition for libraries supporting peatland courses."—Olivia Bragg, Mires and Peat, Book Review 2013.02, February 2013