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New Harvard Forest Publication: Loss of Foundation Species

Thursday, December 1, 2005
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This paper derived from an LTER cross-site workshop held at Harvard Forest Feb. 28-March 2, 2005. The workshop examined the responses of forest ecosystems to the loss of "foundation species" - single species that control population and community dynamics and modulate ecosystem processes. The workshop was supported by the LTER network office and included researchers from the Andrews, Baltimore, Coweeta, Hubbard Brook, Luquillo, and Harvard Forest LTER sites.

The article is also featured in the Pathways to Scientific Teaching section of Frontiers (paper by Hodder et al.), and this teaching article is being used by Pam Snow in the HF schoolyard LTER program.

Ellison, A. M., M. S. Bank, B. D. Clinton, E. A. Colburn, K. Elliott, C. R. Ford, D. R. Foster, B. D. Kloeppel, J. D. Knoepp, G. M. Lovett, J. Mohan, D. A. Orwig, N. L. Rodenhouse, W. V. Sobczak, K. A. Stinson, J. K. Stone, C. M. Swan, J. Thompson, B. von Holle, and J. R. Webster. 2005. Loss of foundation species: consequences for the structure and dynamics of forested ecosystems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 479-486. 

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