Potential impacts of global climate change on the hydrology and ecology of ephemeral freshwater systems of the forests of the northeastern United States

@article{Brooks2009PotentialIO,
  title={Potential impacts of global climate change on the hydrology and ecology of ephemeral freshwater systems of the forests of the northeastern United States},
  author={Robert Turongo Brooks},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  year={2009},
  volume={95},
  pages={469-483}
}
  • R. T. Brooks
  • Published 6 January 2009
  • Environmental Science
  • Climatic Change
Global, national, and regional assessments of the potential effects of Global Climate Change (GCC) have been recently released, but not one of these assessments has specifically addressed the critical issue of the potential impacts of GCC on ephemeral freshwater systems (EFS). I suggest that this is a major oversight as EFS occur in various forms across the globe. In the northeastern United States, these systems, whether ephemeral (“vernal”) pools or ephemeral or intermittent headwater streams… 
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