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March 1, 2008

New Harvard Forest Publication: Spread and Distribution of Two Invasive Species

Spread and Distribution of Two Invasive Species across Southern New England

Forest ecologist David Orwig along with collaborators Evan Preisser (University of Rhode Island), Alexandra Lodge (Summer 2005 Summer Research Program student- Kenyon College), and Joe Elkinton (Umass, Amherst) report on the spread and distribution of 2 invasive species (hemlock woolly adelgid-HWA and elongate hemlock scale-EHS) across southern New England. This

March 1, 2008

Annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

CT Landscape

The nineteenth annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium will be held March 18, 2008 from 9:00am - 5:00pm at the Harvard Forest. This year's symposium will feature talks and discussion on: New England Landscape Response to Climate Change and Disturbance: Ecosystem Science Addressing Policy Concerns and The Future of Microbial Ecology at Harvard Forest.

March 1, 2008

Dean Establishes Fund to Support FAS Courses Taught at Harvard Forest

The Forest is pleased to announce that FAS Dean Michael Smith has established a fund to support courses being taught at the Forest by FAS faculty. "The intent of the course is to reimburse the Forest for meals and lodging, thereby removing that financial constraint from department budgets so Cambridge-based courses will be encouraged to take advantage of educational opportunities

March 1, 2008

New Harvard Forest Publication: Water Use in Hemlocks and Oaks

Water Use by Oak versus Hemlock: Implications for Ecosystem-level Effects of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

The major significance of this paper is that it shows that a red oak-dominated forest, common in many areas of southern New England, uses more water in summer than an old-growth hemlock forest. As a result, if hemlocks that are killed by the hemlock woolly adelgid are