Long Term Environmental Monitoring Study – First Year Report
- Adamus, Paul R.
- Brown, Harold L.
- Leeper, Paul C.
1983 was the first year in the five years of the Long Term Environmental Monitoring Project. This project ultimately seeks to answer the following questions: 1. What are the longterm effects of pesticides applied to Maine's forest ecosystem? 2. Do multiple year sprayings exert a disproportionate cumulative effect on biotic communities? 3. How fast do populations recover from pesticide use and according to what pattern? 4. Which organisms and environment types are the most resistant and resilient? 5. What degree of year-to-year variations can be expected in natural populations? These questions are being examined for five environmental components at twenty-two sites proposed by the Maine Forest Service. The components are 1. Forest Structure and budworm infestation (e.g., What are the relationships among the tree mortality, budworm infestation, defoliation, and spray history?) 2. Birds 3. Stream invertebrates 4. Leaf processing in streams 5. Brook Trout Production
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