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Article:

Flow Down! Can Managing Forests Help Maintain Water Supplies in the Face of Climate Change?


This article is from Issue Natural IQ Climate Change - Vol. 1 No. 1.

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The scientists in this study wanted to figure out how forest management, climate change, and streamflow interact. First, the scientists wanted to identify if forest management could affect streamflow. Second, the scientists wanted to identify types of forest management that would help protect against extreme precipitation changes that may occur as the climate changes.

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"Science Topics" covered in this article:
  • Earth Science
  • Life Science
  • People and Science
  • Technology and Science

Specific "Thinking About Science" Themes:
  • Characteristics of Scientists
  • The Scientific Process

Specific "Thinking About the Environment" Themes:
  • Ecosystem Services

NSE Standards covered in this article:
  • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry (A)
  • Diversity and adaptations of organisms (C)
  • Natural hazards (F)
  • Nature of science (G)
  • Regulation and behavior (C)
  • Science and technology in society (F)
  • Science as a human endeavor (G)
  • Structure and function in living systems (C)
  • Understandings about science and technology (E)
  • Understandings about scientific inquiry (A)