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March 2015

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Monday, March 23, 2015

HF Director to Address Forest Futures at Regional Symposium

On March 26, HF Director David Foster will join other noted scientists to discuss "Climate Change and the Future of Plant Life" in a regional symposium hosted by the New England Wild Flower Society.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Harvard's 'Wired' Forest Featured

Harvard Forest barn tower

The latest issue of IEEE Spectrum Magazine features, in layman's terms, the ins and outs of Harvard Forest's high-tech research infrastructure. Describing our myriad long-term ecological research experiments, writer Mark Harris quips, "If a tree falls in the Harvard Forest, rest assured that a gadget is positioned to hear it."

Friday, March 6, 2015

'Scenarios to Simulation' Workshop Explores Regional Landscape Change

Last month, as part of the Scenarios, Services, and Society Research Coordination Network (S3 RCN), the Harvard Forest and the Science Policy Exchange collaborated with Dartmouth College to help convene a unique land-change workshop, "Scenarios to Simulations."

Thursday, March 5, 2015

New Study: A Carbon Surprise in Old-Growth Forests

Most forests in the eastern U.S. are young and growing fast. A new study published this week in the journal Ecology  shows the potential for younger forests to maintain their valuable carbon 'sink' capacity for many decades to come -- but not in the way you might expect.