Scientists & Staff

Pamela Edwards

Notes: This person is no longer an employee of the Northern Research Station.


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Research Datasets

  • Edwards, Pamela J.; Wood, Frederica. 2011. Fernow Experimental Forest stream chemistry. Newtown Square, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2011-0017.
  • Edwards, Pamela J.; Wood, Frederica. 2011. Fernow Experimental Forest precipitation chemistry. Newtown Square, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2011-0016.
  • Edwards, Pamela J.; Wood, Frederica. 2011. Fernow Experimental Forest daily streamflow. Newtown Square, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2011-0015.
  • Edwards, Pamela J.; Wood, Frederica. 2011. Fernow Experimental Forest daily precipitation. Newtown Square, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2011-0014.
  • Edwards, Pamela J.; Wood, Frederica. 2011. Fernow Experimental Forest daily air temperature. Newtown Square, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2011-0013.

National Research Highlights

Gravel application to a newly constructed forest road to protect the road surface from erosion, and woody material from the road right-of-way positions as a windrow on the fillslope (right side of photo) to trap any sediment transported off the road.

Comprehensive information about road best management practices effectiveness helps protect water quality on forest lands

Year: 2017

Sediment is the most common pollutant associated with forests, and roads are the most common sources of sediment in forests. Best management practices (BMPs) are designed to control erosion from roads and protect receiving water quality. To achieve those results, Forest Service scientists compiled a comprehensive synthesis that summarized the effectiveness of road BMPs for forest managers and land owners.

A simple depiction of the hydrologic cycle Robin L. Quinlivan. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Improving Watershed Management and Water Quality by Creating a More Informed Citizenry

Year: 2016

Primers about hydrology, watershed management, and soil erosion were written to provide scientific information in an easy to understand format for lay people, watershed groups, and educators. The journal-paper style of each paper provides a format that allows relatively comprehensive coverage of each subject. Previously, information about water resources for public use typically has been restricted to short fact sheets that lacked detail to fully explain even some of the most basic aspects of water resources.

Sampling tank-stored fracing fluids. Pam Edwards, Forest Service

Chloride Concentrations in Recovered Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Increase With Depth of Tank

Year: 2011

The hydraulic fracturing fluid used in natural gas extraction in the northeastern Appalachians raises concerns about safe disposal. Forest Service scientists are studying the chemistry of the recovered injected fluid, called flowback, which often contains high concentrations of chloride. They found that the concentrations increase with the depth of the storage tank and that results of laboratory analysis are more accurate than those from field test kits.

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