The enduring link between forest cover and rainfall: a historical perspective on science and policy discussions

  title={The enduring link between forest cover and rainfall: a historical perspective on science and policy discussions},
  author={Brett M. Bennett and Gregory Allen Barton},
  journal={Forest Ecosystems},
BackgroundThis article traces the history of scientific ideas connecting forest cover with rainfall to inform ongoing debates about whether forests are net users or producers of water in the hydrological cycle. Scholars of the supply-side school argue that forests are net producers and magnifiers that increase rainfall at regional scales. Supply-side scholars seek to challenge the dominance of demand-side thinking. The demand-side school emphasizes that trees are net users of water within a… 
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