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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

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.

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

Forthcoming Harvard Forest Publication: A Primer of Ecological Statistics

A Primer of Ecological Statistics

Nicholas J. Gotelli & Aaron M. Ellison. 2004 A Primer of Ecological Statistics. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts

Monday, March 1, 2004

NEEO - Northeastern Ecological Observatory Initiative

A new website highlights the effort to establish a national platform for integrated studies and monitoring of natural processes at all

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.

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

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.

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