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July 2003

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July 1, 2003

Aquatics Research Expanded at Harvard Forest

The Harvard Forest is expanding the role of aquatic studies in its research program. Aquatics research integrates hydrology, Aquatics Researchwater quality, and freshwater ecology with ongoing work on forest vegetation, ecosystem function, plant physiology, disturbance history, and climate.

The Forest recently appointed Dr. Betsy Colburn, an aquatic ecologist, to the staff. In addition, construction

July 1, 2003

New Trail Signs Erected

During the first week of July, Harvard Forest will complete the installation of new interpretive signs along its Natural History Trail through John Sanderson's Farm. This quarter-mile long, easy walking loop has many points of interest that emphasize the current habitat plus evidence of the landscape history of the site during the 160 years since it was John Sanderson's