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Saturday, January 1, 2005

Harvard Archaeology Course Uses Forest as Classroom

This past September, Harvard Forest was the site of a lively field archaeology course run by Noreen Tuross, Clay Professor of Noreen Tuross Archaeology CourseScientific Archaeology at Harvard University. Ten students, two teaching fellows and Professor Tuross intensively sampled the Pierce Farm, investigating signals of past land use in phosphorus, DNA, and soil pollen. Many of the analyses were run on-site at the John G. Torrey Laboratory.

Saturday, January 1, 2005

New Harvard Forest Publication: Outreach To Family Forest Owners

The increasing number of family forest owners presents a challenge to effective outreach. Family woodland in some parts of the country represents the dominant ownership type. Sustained provision of a host of greater social goods and services depends on functional forest landscapes, yet fragmentation and parcelization of family woodlands pose a threat. Segmentation of the family owner audience into different types, and targeting of outreach toward two specific decision making junctures, may improve our ability to reach this important audience. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Forest Conservation: A Reality

Local Efforts

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

New Web Site Highlighting Science Behind Autumn Leaf Color Change

Harvard Forest has launched a new website created by John O'Keefe and Bullard Fellow, David Lee, Florida International University, Sugar Maplefocusing on leaf color change. The site will provide a central repository for images, references and scientific explanations and theories relating to leaf pigment changes. Though this site focuses on the New England area, the science and impact of these studies if far reaching.

Wednesday, December 1, 2004

New Harvard Forest Book on Vernal Pools Available for Purchase

Vernal Pools: Natural History and Conservation, a new book by aquatic ecologist Betsy Colburn. Click here for this and other publications available through Harvard Forest.

Monday, November 1, 2004

Vernal pools in fall and winter: A Book Signing

On December 1, 7:00pm, a book signing and slide show at Harvard Forest will celebrate the release of Vernal Pools: Natural
History and Conservation
, a new book by aquatic ecologist Betsy Colburn.

Monday, November 1, 2004

NEON: an update

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

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.

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.

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