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October 2008

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

New Harvard Forest Publications: Students Publish on Coastal Ecology and Bob Marshall

Coastal Ecology

Busby, P.E., G. Motzkin, and D.R. Foster. 2008. Multiple and interacting disturbances lead to Fagus grandifolia dominance in coastal New England. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 135(3), pp. 346–359.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Fall Foliage - Climate Change

Sugar Maple in Fall

In the October issue of National Geographic magazine, the leaf pigmentation work of former Bullard Fellow David Lee and the fall phenology observations of Museum Coordinator and ecologist John O'Keefe are highlighted in a brief piece on fall color. You can view today's fall foliage color at Harvard Forest at the webcam view of Prospect Hill.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Acting Locally - A Working Model

Aerial view of a suburb

David Foster, Director of Harvard Forest and Bill Labich, Regional Conservationist of Highstead lay out the arguments and successes of creating a working model to think globally while acting locally. For New England and most of the eastern United States, there is a direct link between effective forest protection and management and the global environment. As a consequence of sub-continental reforestation and growth since the 19th Century, residents across this region have a second chance to determine the fate of their natural landscape.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Harvard Forest Featured in Gazette

Harvard University's Gazette featured the Harvard Forest in its September, 25th edition. The article highlights Harvard Forest's vast history, landscape, research history and current and future endeavors. View the article as a PDF or pick up a copy to see the accompanying photographs.