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Sunday, October 1, 2006

NSF Awards Harvard Forest $4.9 Million to Study Landscape Change

Scientists to examine forest response to natural and human disturbances across northeastern U.S. The National Science Stone WallFoundation has awarded Harvard University's Harvard Forest $4.9 million to study drivers, dynamics, and consequences of landscape change in New England.

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Regional Forest Responses to Environmental Change

IUFRO Conference

International Union of Forest Research Organizations, Canopy Processes Working Group

A traveling workshop in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York, USA. October 6-13, 2006
Information: http://people.bu.edu/nathan/iufro_info.htm

Sponsors: Bartlett Experimental Forest, Black Rock Forest Consortium, Boston University, Harvard Forest, National Science Foundation, Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative, University of New Hampshire, USDA Forest Service

Sunday, October 1, 2006

New Harvard Forest Publication: Predicting Species Abundance After Habitat Loss

Plant and animal population sizes inevitably change following habitat loss, but the mechanisms underlying these changes are poorly understood. In a new study published in PLoS Biology, University of Vermont biology professor Nicholas Gotelli and Harvard Forest senior ecologist Aaron Ellison provide the first experimental confirmation that trophic structure can determine species abundances in the face of habitat loss.