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February 2011

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Harvard Forest Publications: Methods and Models of Species Change and Spread

New methods in detecting species change

Data on insect population sizes collected at the Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) LTER were used in a new paper by a group including HF senior ecologist Aaron Ellison focused on new methods to detect changes in species assemblages through time. The methods, including hierarchical models and bootstrapping, provide ways to detect temporal trends in the relatively short time-series of data that are characteristic of many LTER datasets.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

22nd Annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

Simes plot

The 22nd annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium will be held March 15, 2011 from 9:00am - 5:00pm at the Harvard Forest. This year's symposium will feature talks and discussion focusing on the twenty years of long-term ecological research: synthesis and future directions.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

New Grants Spur Research on Future Scenarios of Forest Change

The Harvard Forest received three grants totaling $150,000 from the LTER Program, the Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust and Highstead to support a new research project on Future Scenarios of Landscape Change. The project brings together scientists and stakeholders to develop narrative scenarios for how climate and land use change will shape forests over the next century in four focal regions of the US.