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Friday, April 1, 2005

Harvard Forest Environmental Historian wins award

Brian Donahue, Environmental Historian at Harvard Forest and Professor at Brandeis University, was just awarded the George Perkins The Great MeadowMarsh Award from the American Society of Environmental History for the Best Book in Environmental History. Previous winners include Bill Cronon, John Opie, and Art McEvoy. Brian's book is The Great Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord.

Friday, April 1, 2005

Pests, Pathogens, and the Death of Dominant Forest Trees: What are the Effects on Forest Ecosystems?

At the beginning of March, two-dozen scientists from the Andrews Forest, Coweeta, Harvard Forest, Hubbard Brook, and Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research sites, and the Institute for Ecosystem Studies met at Harvard Forest to explore opportunities for collaborative research. Sponsored by the LTER Network Office, the "Workshop on the Impact of Removal of Foundational Species by Pests and Pathogens on Structure and Dynamics of Forested Ecosystems" examined case studies of pest- and pathogen-induced changes in the composition of forests across North America.

Friday, April 1, 2005

New Harvard Forest Publication: Private Forest Owner Attitudes Towards Ecosystem-Based Management

Nonindustrial private forest owners in Vermont, New Hampshire, and western were surveyed to determine their attitudes toward an Journal of Forestry 2005ecosystem-based approach to management. In all cases, respondents showed favorable attitudes toward: unique, small-scale ecological features like rare species and wetlands; management at spatial scales larger than the individual parcel; and ownership beyond a single generation.

Friday, April 1, 2005

Producers Screen "The Greatest Good" - documenting 100 years of the U.S. Forest Service

Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30 PM: On Tuesday, April 26th, Harvard Forest will host a screening of "The Greatest Good", a documentary of The Greatest Goodthe U.S. Forest Service on its 100-year anniversary, in the Fisher Museum. The film's producers will be available at a reception with light refreshments at 6:30 pm. The film will begin at 7:00 PM.