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Thursday, September 1, 2005

Harvard Forest Research Develops New Estimate of Old-Growth Forest Acreage Remaining in Massachusetts

A new estimate of the amount of old-growth forest remaining in Massachusetts has been Cold Riverrecently determined based on research currently being conducted by Tony D'Amato, doctoral candidate in Forestry at UMass, and Dr. David Orwig, forest ecologist at the Harvard Forest.

Thursday, September 1, 2005

New Harvard Forest Publications: Postdoctoral Fellows Publish On Species Turnover and Tree Migration

Harvard Forest Postdoctoral Fellow Robert McDonald, along with collaborators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, tested the effectiveness of ecoregions, a common conservation tool that divides the world into discrete regions by their ecology, in representing variation in species composition for mammals, trees, and birds. Their results show that, for any particular taxonomic group, most ecoregion boundaries do not represent zones of higher than average turnover.