Harvard Forest Study Named Among Most Influential

September 3, 2013
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British Ecological Society - 100 Influential Papers

A list of 100 Influential Papers published by the British Ecological Society for its centennial celebration includes Harvard Forest director David Foster's 1992 study, "Land use history (1730-1990) and vegetation dynamics in central New-England USA" among the honorees.

The list was comprised by nomination: 100 ecologists were asked to name the paper that they felt most influenced them or the science of ecology. 

In the Society's report, Cornell professor Peter Marks described Foster's paper as "a model for the rewards of summarizing historical land use records."

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