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Saturday, April 1, 2006

Harvard Forest Master's Student Receives Bowdoin Prize

MFS student, Edward Faison was awarded Harvard University's Bowdoin Prize for Graduate Essays in the Natural Sciences for 2005-2006, an annual prize given for a paper of literary merit on any subject in the natural sciences. His essay, entitled "Extraordinary Accounts of the Common Ragweed," discusses ragweed pollen's unique role as an indicator of major environmental shifts in the New England landscape during the past 10,000 years. 

Saturday, April 1, 2006

17th Annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

Harvard Forest Symposium Logo

The seventeeth annual symposium will be held Wednesday April 12, 2006 9:00am. A series of talks highlighting new research and cooperative carbon dynamics work.

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

New Harvard Forest Publications: Ragweed's Past & Future In New England

Kristina Stinson and Ed Faison took the lead on two Harvard Forest publications demonstrating that climate change increases the presence and abundance of ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) and its pollen. K. Stinson and F. Bazzaz tested whether elevated CO2 would benefit the growth and reproductive output of small plants over larger ones by growing experimental stands of competing ragweed individuals in climate-controlled open top chambers shown in photo.

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

NEON Social Science Workshop Report

A Transformational Ecological Research Program To Interpret and Forecast Dynamics in the Coupled Human-Environment System Report of the NSF-Sponsored Workshop -- January 10-11, 2006 Harvard Forest, Harvard University

David Foster, Billie Turner, Morgan Grove, and Workshop Participants

Full Copy of Report 

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Wildlands and Woodlands: Continuing the Vision

Some eight months after the report's release four major and complementary efforts have arisen to support this conservation vision, sustain its dissemination and promote its initial implementation. These include:

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Smith Conservation Fellowship Awarded to Harvard Forest Post Doc

Dr. Robert McDonald, currently of Harvard Forest, received The Society for Conservation Biology and the Cedar Tree Foundation 2006 Smith Conservation Research Fellowship. The David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellowship, the nation's premier post doctoral program in conservation biology, seeks to find solutions to the most pressing conservation challenges in the United States. Each Fellow's research is conducted in partnership with a major academic institution and an "on the ground" conservation organization to help bridge the gap between theory and application.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Conservation finance roundtable and white paper funded

James Levitt (director of Program on Conservation Innovation at Harvard Forest) and Wildlands and Woodlands CoverKathy Lambert (president of Ecologic) received a grant to host a roundtable of national leaders in the area of conservation finance in Spring 2006. The goal is to indentify potential mechanisms for funding an ambitious regional land protection effort like Wildlands and Woodlands.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Managing Hemlock Forests threatened by Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Harvard Forest Ecologist David Orwig and Extension Forester David Kittredge from Managing Hemlock ForestsUmass-Amherst recently completed a fact sheet that reviews Hemlock Woolly Adelgid biology, silvicultural options, Best Management Practices, and considerations for making an informed decision about the future of hemlock stands.

Sunday, January 1, 2006

Five-Year Grant Funded

Sarracenia purpurea

The Division of Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation has recommended that Harvard Forest Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison's proposal "Moths, ants, and carnivorous plants: the spatial dimension of species interactions" be funded, beginning March 1, 2006. The goal of this 5-year, $585,000 research project, is to understand how species interactions change the spatial distribution of dynamic habitat patches across the landscape, and to determine how food webs are structured within and among these patches.

Sunday, January 1, 2006

New Harvard Forest Publication: Conservation Finance

Levitt, J.N. (ed.). 2005. From Walden to Wall Street: Frontiers of Conservation From Walden to Wall Street CoverFinance. Island Press and Lincoln Institute.

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