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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

New Freshman Seminar at Harvard Forest

David Foster, along with Kristina Stinson, Dave Orwig and other research staff at the Harvard Forest will conduct a new undergraduate course in Spring 2010 - Freshman Seminar 21w : Research at the Harvard Forest: Global Change Ecology-Forests, Ecosystem Function, the Future.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Massachusetts Initiative on Financing Forest Conservation

Led by Jim Levitt, the Director of the Program on Conservation Innovation, and with assistance from David Foster, the Harvard Forest is currently coordinating the work of the newly established Massachusetts Initiative on Financing Forest Conservation (FFC). Jim and FFC staff have recently convened an Advisory Board composed of leading conservationists from the public, private, non-profit and academic sectors in the state to review and provide feedback on a spectrum of promising methods for financing the conservation of Massachusetts forests.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Graduate Student Gathering

2009 HF Grad Students

Harvard Forest sponsored a weekend retreat for its graduate student researchers to promote interactions and collaborations among students and across universities. Participants included:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

David Foster on Independent Advisory Panel for Massachusetts Biomass Sustainability Study

The Department of Energy Resources (DOER) selected the Manomet Center for Conservation Services of Plymouth to lead a comprehensive study related to biomass sustainability and carbon policy. The Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Ian Bowles commissioned the six-month study to bring the best science to bear as DOER prepares new regulations to establish sustainability criteria biomass facilities under the Massachusetts Renewable Portfolio Standard.