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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wildlands and Woodlands: A Vision for the New England Landscape

Wildlands & Woodlands Report Cover

A new conservation vision released May 19 by the Harvard Forest reports that, following almost 200 years of natural reforestation, forest cover is declining in all six New England states. The 20 authors of the Wildlands and Woodlands report—including 8 scientists from the Harvard Forest—call for conserving 70 percent of New England as forestland over the next 50 years, a target that is critical to protecting vital natural benefits that would be costly, and in some cases impossible, to replace.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Hemlocks in e-print and podcast

The first of a series of papers describing findings from the Harvard Forest Hemlock Removal Experiment has been published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution. In this paper, Aaron Ellison, Audrey Barker-Plotkin, David Foster, and Dave Orwig describe the design and methods of analysis of this large-scale, long-term experiment aimed at understanding the effects of the hemlock woolly adelgid and preemptive salvage logging on hemlock-dominated forests.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

State Awards to Teacher Participants in Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology Programs

Teacher Nancy Wile and the Dr. Elmer S. Bagnall Elementary School's Wet and Wild: Vernal Pool Explorations has been selected to receive an Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary's Awards at a ceremony at the State House in the Great Hall on April 30th at 11 a.m. Her project is part of Harvard Forest's Schoolyard Ecology program, Water in the Landscape; Vernal Pools, led by project ecologist, Dr. Betsy Colburn. Ms.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Graduate Student News: new grants for ant research

Congratulations to Israel Del Toro, who received two grants last month. The University of Massachusetts Natural History Collections awarded him $3000 for his collections-based research on distribution of ants in eastern North America, and the Ecological Society of America's Strategies for Ecology Education Diversity and Sustainability (SEEDS) program gave Del Toro the SEEDS Alumni Award, which will cover his expenses to attend this summer's ESA meetings in Pittsburgh.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

2010-2011 Charles Bullard Fellows Announced

Harvard Forest's mid-career fellowship recipients have been announced for 2010-2011. See all Charles Bullard Fellow recipients since its inception in 1962.