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Berkshires' Past Revealed

Sunday, August 1, 2004
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A team of Harvard Forest researchers recently obtained a sediment core from Benson Pond, which is located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Paleoecology CrewUndeterred by rough roads, inclement weather, and thick pond-side vegetation, Masters of Forestry student Posy Busby, Undergraduate (REU) student Sarah Truebe, Elaine Doughty, Bullard Fellow Matts Lindbladh, and Wyatt Oswald collected nearly 6 meters of sediment. Analyses of the sediment core will help us understand past changes in climate and forest composition in this little-studied region of New England.

More information on paleoecological studies can be found at http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/ research/paleocology.html 

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