Stream acidification and base cation losses with grassland afforestation

  title={Stream acidification and base cation losses with grassland afforestation},
  author={K. Farley and G. Pi{\~n}eiro and S. Palmer and E. Jobb{\'a}gy and R. B. Jackson},
  journal={Water Resources Research},
  • K. Farley, G. Piñeiro, +4 authors R. B. Jackson
  • Published 2008
  • Environmental Science, Geology
  • Water Resources Research
  • Received 14 November 2007; revised 14 May 2008; accepted 3 June 2007; published 9 September 2008. [1] Afforestation of natural grasslands with fast-growing pine and eucalyptus species is increasing globally, but little is known about its effect on ecosystems and watersheds and, ultimately, the quality of water resources. To investigate the biogeochemical and hydrological consequences of this land use change, we sampled stream water in paired watersheds in Uruguay and Argentina. In watersheds… CONTINUE READING
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