Unformatted text preview: 8. Is surface runoff a major process in a mature forest? How might runoff change following forest clearcutting? 9. What soil characteristics must you measure in order to determine the total plant-available water holding capacity of a soil? 10. How do plants create the suction to extract water from the soil? 11. What is water-use efficiency? Will water-use efficiency be greater for plants with lower stomatal conductance or those with higher stomatal conductance? 12. What is hydraulic lift? How might hydraulic lift influence nutrient uptake in a forest? 13. How can changes in the soil hydrologic flowpaths during a storm event affect the chemistry of streamwater leaving a watershed? 14. How would you expect the shape of a stream hydrograph during a storm event to change after clearcutting a mature forest? 15. How do the trees in a forest contribute to the aquatic habitat of a stream running through a forest?...
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- Fall '08
- Hydrology, Sierra Nevada snowpack, major hydrologic inputs, major hydrologic losses, soil hydrologic flowpaths