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Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office

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The Coweeta LTER research program is based in the eastern deciduous
forest of the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province of the southern
Appalachian Mountains. The LTER program was established in 1980 and is
the centerpiece of a long-term cooperation between the University of
Georgia and the USDA Forest Service Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory,
sponsored by the National Science Foundation and a member of the LTER

The Coweeta LTER research program centers on the effects of
disturbance and environmental gradients on biogeochemical cycling, and
the underlying watershed ecosystem processes that regulate and respond
to those cycles. It now represents one of the longest continuous
environmental studies of any North American landscape. Our current
research on the ecological and socioeconomic dimensions of past,
present and future land use in the southern Appalachian Mountains
contributes directly to the LTER Goals for the Decade of Synthesis.


[Summary provided by Coweeta LTER.]
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