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|Title:||Research needs in the area of forest hydrology in changing forest scenario|
Agarwal, Pushpendra Kumar
|Abstract:||Forest areas often constitute head water catchments for many large rivers. As such, stream flow is one of the most important ouputs of forests. There is a broad scientific agreement that type of forests and their management practices have the potential to alter quantity, quality and timing of water moving through catchments by altering the interception, evapotranspiratin, soil infiltration, nutrient and sediment load of runoff etc. In recent years, concern has also grown of the potentially large but uncertain effects of climate change on forests and their water output. Forest hydrology can help illuminate the connections between forests and water, but it must advance if it is to deal with today's complexities, including climate change, wildfires, and changing patterns of development. This paper presents the general principles of forest hydrology and the research needs in the area of forest hydrology science that would help support forest and water management decisions in many ways.|
|Appears in Collections:||BVAAP Vol.24(1) [June 2016]|
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