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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).

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Summer Students Descend on Forest

30 summer students have arrived as part of the Harvard Forest summer research program in ecology. Students come from all over the Summer REU IntermsUnited States to participate in on-going research projects including atmospheric pollution, global warming, hurricanes, treefalls, and insect outbreaks. Researchers come from many disciplines and institutions.

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

New Harvard Forest Publication: Bayesian Interference in Ecology

Ellison, A.M. 2004. Bayesian inference in ecology. Ecology Letters 7: 509-520. 

Saturday, May 1, 2004

Forest Harvesting in Massachusetts: Influences on Stand Composition and Invasive Plant Species

Harvesting is widespread across the western two-thirds of Massachusetts and is expected to continue into the future. Forest Harvesting MapComprehensive spatial data on harvesting activities are generally lacking, particularly for the non-industrial private forest (NIPF) lands that comprise ~80% of forests in the state.

Saturday, May 1, 2004

New Harvard Forest Publication: Impact of Hurricanes in Puerto Rico

Emery R. Boose, Mayra I. Serrano, and David R. Foster. 2004. Landscape and regional impacts of hurricanes in Puerto Rico. Ecological Monographs 74: 335-352.

Thursday, April 1, 2004

Harvard Forest 2004 - 2005 Bullard Fellows Announced

The Charles Bullard fellowship program is to support advanced research and study by individuals who show promise of making an important contribution, either as scholars or administrators, to forestry and forest-related subjects from biology to earth sciences, economics, politics, administration or law. See the complete listing of Bullard Scholars from 1962 - the present. 

Thursday, April 1, 2004

Vernal Pool Comprehensive Guide - Available This Spring

Vernal Pools: Natural History and Conservation by Elizabeth A. Colburn, aquatic ecologist at Harvard Forest, is the first book-length
synthesis of the natural history, ecology, and conservation of the seasonally wet pools that occur throughout the formerly glaciated region of eastern North America -- essentially the Great Lakes Basin, New England, and adjacent areas of Canada and the United States.

Click here for information about purchasing this or other Harvard Forest publications.

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