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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

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.

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

Outstanding Review Received for Long Term Ecological Research Program

DIRT

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:

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

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. 

Saturday, November 1, 2003

New Harvard Forest Publication: Hurricanes across the Yucatán

Boose, E. R., D. R. Foster, A. Barker Plotkin and B. Hall. 2003. Geographical and historical variation in hurricanes across the Yucatán Peninsula. Pp. 495-516 in The Lowland Maya Area: Three Millennia at the Human-Wildland Interface. A. Gómez-Pompa, M. F. Allen, S. L. Fedick and J. J. Jiménez-Osornio, eds. Haworth Press, New York. 

Saturday, November 1, 2003

Harvard Forest Land Protection Effort: The Wilson Project 2003 - 2004

The Issue

Harvard Forest has the largest and most comprehensive records of ecological change and human history for any site in NorthRiley's Field America. In the recent past, rural central Massachusetts has been bypassed by significant development leaving 90% forest cover and low population densities. However, today there has been a greater development pressure and increase in land prices.

Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Schoolyard Coordinator added to Education Program at Harvard Forest

Harvard Forest LTER and The Fisher Museum have hired Pam Snow to act as Schoolyard Coordinator. Pam will focus on grades K - 12 Pam Snowand bring the lessons of the long term ecological research projects to the classroom as well as lead groups here through the Museum and the surrounding trails.

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