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Abbreviations and Acronyms ARS Agricultural Research Service BAHC Biospheric Aspects of the Hydrologic Cycle BOREAS Boreal Ecosystem-Atmosphere Study CEES Committee on Earth and Environmental Sciences COE Corps of Engineers COHMAP Cooperative Holocene Mapping Project DOE Department of Energy EPA Environmental Protection Agency FACE free-air CO2 enrichment FWS Fish and Wildlife Service GCEC Global Change and Ecological Complexity GCM general-circulation model GCTE Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems GHM general hydrologic model GIS geographic information system HDP Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change Programme IGAC International Global Atmospheric Chemistry project IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Program LAI leaf area index LOICZ Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone LTER Long-Term Ecological Research NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 49
50 THE ROLE OF TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS IN GLOBAL CHANGE NFS National Park Service NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation R4D Response, Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery from Disturbance SCOPE Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment SVAT soil-vegetation-atmosphere transfer USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture USFS U.S. Forest Service USGCRP U.S. Global Change Research Program USGS U.S. Geological Survey WCRP World Climate Research Program