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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Director Appointed to the Commission on Financing Forest Conservation

David Foster, Director of Harvard Forest, has been appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to a Special Study Commission on Financing Forest Conservation. The Commission, which will meet in the third and fourth quarters of 2010, will be composed of members from the public, non-profit and academic sectors, as well as from the Patrick administration and the Massachusetts State House. It will make recommendations to the Administration and the Legislature regarding promising methods for advancing the financing of forest conservation in the Commonwealth.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Tribute to Professor P.B. Tomlinson

A tribute to P. Barry Tomlinson, Professor Emeritus at Harvard Forest, will be given at the 2010 Botany Symposium in Providence, RI. In his 65 year and ongoing research career, Barry Tomlinson has expanded our understanding of tropical plants, particularly many of its iconic representatives in the monocots.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Graduate Student Progress Documented

Atmospheric chemist Laura Meredith, PhD Candidate at MIT Program in Oceans, Atmospheres and Climate, recently took a trip out to Harvard Forest to deploy a custom-built instrument that measures the flux of hydrogen from the forest to the atmosphere. The Actual Science website brought a camera along and posted this short documentary. Watch the video and learn more about her work.