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Monday, November 1, 2004

NEON: an update

Friday, October 1, 2004

Successful First Summer Institute for Teachers

During the last weeks of August, Harvard Forest LTER hosted 20 teachers in a newly created Ecology Research in the Schoolyard Schoolyard TeachersSummer Institute for Teachers. The institute, funded by the National Science Foundation (EdEn Venture) and by Green Leaf Foundation, recieved an enthusiastic response from participants.

Friday, October 1, 2004

Harvard Forest in the News: Restoration of Martha's Vineyard

"Five years ago Harvard University published a report with a plan to save the forest; the vision would return the forest to its natural Historical Influences Coverstate through a massive clearing project coupled with other measures like controlled burns. Now it appears that the state is ready to carry out the vision articulated in the Harvard study"

- Vineyard Gazette

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Harvard Forest Featured in Special Issue

The Special Issue: Forest Ecology and Management. Volume 196, issue 1, 12 July 2004. Pages 1 - 186. is dedicated to The Harvard Forest Ecology and Management CoverForest (USA) Nitrogen Saturation Experiment: Results from the First 15 Years. Edited by John Aber, This special issue presents 11 papers that report in detail on results from the first 15 years of chronic nitrogen additions to two contrasting forest types at the Harvard Forest.

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Seminar Series Resumes

Harvard Forest's Annual Seminar Series begins September 24, 2004 at 11:00am, with new Post Doctoral Fellow - Rob MacDonald

A full schedule which is continually kept up to date is now available. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2004

Annual Report 2003 - 2004 now available

The Harvard Forest 2003-2004 annual report has just been released and is now available on line in PDF format.                                      2004 Annual Report Cover

Sunday, August 1, 2004

Berkshires' Past Revealed

A team of Harvard Forest researchers recently obtained a sediment core from Benson Pond, which is located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Paleoecology CrewUndeterred by rough roads, inclement weather, and thick pond-side vegetation, Masters of Forestry student Posy Busby, Undergraduate (REU) student Sarah Truebe, Elaine Doughty, Bullard Fellow Matts Lindbladh, and Wyatt Oswald collected nearly 6 meters of sediment.

Thursday, July 1, 2004

New Grant Funds Summer Institute for Teachers

The Harvard Forest, in collaboration with the Hitchcock Center for the Environment and the Millers River Environmental Center, offers a Teacher at the summer instituteForest Ecology training institute for teachers of grades 1-9, from Amherst, Athol, Orange and Montague.

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

New Laboratory Equipment Awarded to Harvard Forest

Harvard Forest was recently awarded $59,640.00 from a National Science Foundation grant to purchase new nutrient analysis Lab equipmentequipment for community, ecosystem, hydrological, and physiological research.

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Major Step toward Land Protection - Wilson lot update

On May 6th a major step toward the protection and ultimate acquisition of the Wilson lot was taken when Mount Grace Land Riley's FieldConservation Trust (MGLCT) purchased the lot from the Wilsons (detailed description of land protection effort).

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