Chapter 2. How Trees Influence the Hydrological Cycle in Forest Ecosystems

  1. Paul J. Wood Senior Lecturer4,
  2. David M. Hannah Senior Lecturer5 and
  3. Jonathan P. Sadler Reader5
  1. Barbara J. Bond1,
  2. Frederick C. Meinzer2 and
  3. J. Renée Brooks3

Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470010198.ch2

Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future

Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future

How to Cite

Bond, B. J., Meinzer, F. C. and Brooks, J. R. (2008) How Trees Influence the Hydrological Cycle in Forest Ecosystems, in Hydroecology and Ecohydrology: Past, Present and Future (eds P. J. Wood, D. M. Hannah and J. P. Sadler), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470010198.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Geography, Loughborough University, UK

  2. 5

    School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, USA

  2. 2

    USDA Forest Service, Corvallis, OR, USA

  3. 3

    US Environmental Protection Agency, Western Ecology Division, Corvallis, OR, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 11 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470010174

Online ISBN: 9780470010198

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Keywords:

  • biological systems and hydrologic cycles;
  • tree hydraulic architecture;
  • land management activities;
  • soil-plant-atmosphere continuum;
  • cohesion–tension (CT) theory;
  • gravity-driven flowpaths;
  • transpiration ratio;
  • air saturation deficit (D) and net radiation (Rn);
  • leaf-to-air vapor pressure;
  • photosynthetic photon flux densities (PFD)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Key Processes and Concepts in Evapotranspiration – Their Historical Development and Current Status

  • Evapotranspiration in Forest Ecosystems

  • Applying Concepts: Changes in Hydrologic Processes through the Life Cycle of Forests

  • Acknowledgments

  • References