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Monday, March 1, 2004

Harvard Forest in the News

February 2004 National Geographic's feature article is "The Case of the Missing Carbon." The article features Harvard UniversityWofsy TowerProfessor Steven Wofsy. His study is based at the Harvard Forest and monitors carbon exchange in New England forests.

Monday, March 1, 2004

Newly Published Books Available From Harvard Forest

Forests In Time: The Environmental Consequences of 1000 Years of Change in New England. David R. Foster and John D. Aber, eds. 2004, Yale University Press

Monday, March 1, 2004

Fifteenth Annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, March 29th

Harvard Forest's annual ecology symposium, jointly sponsored by Harvard University's LTER and NIGEC Programs, will be held Monday, March 29. The meeting will include a series of talks and discussions highlighting major results, synthesis and future directions of the LTER and NIGEC programs. Presentations will highlight impacts of hemlock woolly adelgid and other invasives, atmosphere-biosphere exchanges, hydrological studies, and global change experiments.

Sunday, February 1, 2004

HWA Collaboration Website Coordinated at Harvard Forest

One of the major research topics at the Harvard Forest concerns the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), an introduced, aphid-like Adlegid lateral viewinsect from Asia. Currently HWA is threatening eastern hemlock with elimination across its range.

Sunday, February 1, 2004

Saving Representative Stands of Hemlock: A Proposal

While researchers actively seek biological controls for hemlock woolly adelgids, these introduced sucking insects from Asia are wiping out entire hemlock forests up and down the east coast of North America.

Sunday, February 1, 2004

The Wilson Project Update

Harvard Forest's primary goal is to maintain the viability of its forest classroom and laboratory by minimizing the development of Wilson Lotlands immediately abutting its property. We sincerely thank all those who have very generously contributed toward the protection of the Wilson lot, which abuts our intensively studied, long-term research sites on the Prospect Hill tract.

Thursday, January 1, 2004

Greenhouse Modernization

We have received a substantial grant from the National Science Foundation's Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML) program to upgrade and modernize Torrey Greenhousethe greenhouses at the Harvard Forest and to renovate the plant physiology laboratory.

Monday, December 1, 2003

New Harvard Forest Publication: Forests In Time

David R. Foster and John D. Aber, eds. Forests In Time: The Environmental Consequences of 1000 Years of Change in New England

Click here for this and other Harvard Forest publications available for purchase. 

Monday, December 1, 2003

New Harvard Forest Publication: Hurricane Impacts

Boose, E. R. 2003. Hurricane impacts in New England and Puerto Rico. Pp. 25-42 in Climate Variability and Ecosystem Response at Long-Term Ecological Research Sites. D. Greenland, D. G. Goodin and R. C. Smith, eds. Oxford University Press, New York.

Monday, December 1, 2003

Outstanding Review Received for Long Term Ecological Research Program

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This July, Harvard Forest hosted a 5-person review team that looked at the progress of the Harvard Forest LTER program. The review emphasized the following areas:

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