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Friday, December 1, 2006

Report Outlines Funding to Conserve Half of Massachusetts’s Land

Harvard Forest's Wildlands and Woodlands proposal to conserve roughly half of Massachusetts as protected lands has received a boost from a new report detailing seven strategies to finance the ambitious proposal. The new report is the product of a recent Wildlands and Woodlands Conservation Finance Roundtable.

Friday, December 1, 2006

"Green" Garage designed and built at Harvard Forest

Wood's Crew at the garage

The building was designed and built entirely by the Harvard Forest woods crew using Harvard Forest wood products wherever possible. It is also, at the initiative of the crew, a "green building." This includes the composting toilet, a dual fuel wood/oil burner, and reusing materials from previous renovations. They also took the lead in submitting a grant to the state for a solar power system to provide about 8% of the electrical needs for all the Prospect Hill research projects which will be installed in the spring.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Director Receives New England Wild Flower Society Conservation Award

David Foster, Director of Harvard Forest, received the 2006 New England Wild Flower Society Massachusetts State Conservation Award. NEWFS LogoHe was honored for guiding the development of Harvard Forest from a small academic outpost to a major research site and for changing the way biologists interpret landscape patterns and ecological processes. The award emphasized Dr.

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Harvard Forest Announces 2006-2007 Charles Bullard Fellows in Forest Research

Harvard Forest is pleased to announce the 2006-2007 incoming Charles Bullard Fellows in Forest Research. The purpose of this fellowship program, established in 1962, is to support advanced research and study by persons who show promise of making an important contribution, either as scholars or administrators, to forestry defined in its broadest sense as the human use of forested environments.

Sunday, October 1, 2006

New Harvard Forest Publication: Predicting Species Abundance After Habitat Loss

Plant and animal population sizes inevitably change following habitat loss, but the mechanisms underlying these changes are poorly understood. In a new study published in PLoS Biology, University of Vermont biology professor Nicholas Gotelli and Harvard Forest senior ecologist Aaron Ellison provide the first experimental confirmation that trophic structure can determine species abundances in the face of habitat loss.

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Regional Forest Responses to Environmental Change

IUFRO Conference

International Union of Forest Research Organizations, Canopy Processes Working Group

A traveling workshop in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York, USA. October 6-13, 2006
Information: http://people.bu.edu/nathan/iufro_info.htm

Sponsors: Bartlett Experimental Forest, Black Rock Forest Consortium, Boston University, Harvard Forest, National Science Foundation, Northeastern Ecosystem Research Cooperative, University of New Hampshire, USDA Forest Service

Sunday, October 1, 2006

NSF Awards Harvard Forest $4.9 Million to Study Landscape Change

Scientists to examine forest response to natural and human disturbances across northeastern U.S. The National Science Stone WallFoundation has awarded Harvard University's Harvard Forest $4.9 million to study drivers, dynamics, and consequences of landscape change in New England.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006

Donations for The Harvard Forest Ecology K-12 Teacher Training Received

The "Friends of Harvard Forest" and an anonymous donor have provided generous support to our Schoolyard Ecology program. This funding will Schoolyard Vernal Pondallow us to provide scientific consultation and training to local K-12 teachers who are implementing field ecology studies related to Harvard Forest ecologist's research.

Saturday, July 1, 2006

Professor Emeritus Receives Centennial Medallion Award

Harvard Forest Professor Emeritus P. Barry Tomlinson received the Botany Society of America's Centennial Medallion Award. Professor Barry TomlinsonThe award honors those who have make significant contributions to the advancement of the botanical sciences as well as contributions to the Botanical Society of America. 

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