Publications about Shenandoah National Park

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Shenandoah National Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment (Page 1)

Shenandoah National Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment

Costanzo SD, Lookingbill T, Walsh B, Fries A, Spitzer S, Hawkey J, Vargas V, Webb B, Easby S, Goelst C, Rouch M. ·
10 August 2016

Assessment of natural resource condition within Shenandoah National Park was carried out using the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program Vital Signs ecological monitoring framework. The park was categorized into six reporting areas based on two altitudes and three major geology types underlying Shenandoah National Park. Thirty-one metrics were analyzed for 14 indicators grouped into four categories:

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A Conceptual Basis for Monitoring Vital Signs: Shenandoah National Park (Page 1)

A Conceptual Basis for Monitoring Vital Signs: Shenandoah National Park

Joanna Woerner, Bill Dennison, Melissa Andreychek ·
18 November 2010

As a 200,000-acre natural oasis in the densely populated mid-Atlantic region, Shenandoah National Park is a refuge for both wildlife and people. This booklet illustrates the unique natural resources in the park and demonstrates the need for natural resource monitoring. It also explores the natural processes and human-caused activities that pose a threat to park ecosystems, and investigates the selection of vital signs—indicators of natural resource conditions.

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Dynamic parameterization to simulate DIN export due to gypsy moth defoliation

Wang P, Linker LC, and Eshleman KN ·

A module of dynamic parameterization is added into the HSPF watershed software for simulation of dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) export from forest associated with gypsy moth defoliation. It simulates a changing ecosystem following the breakout of defoliation, such as increasing mineralization and nitrification rates and soil temperature, and decreasing interception of precipitation, plant nitrogen uptake rate and evapotranspiration.

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