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February 24, 2014

New Guide Helps Ecologists Model Population Dynamics

Record and colleagues

Understanding how processes of growth, birth, and death influence species population size is key to managing populations of conservation concern. In a new paper in Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Harvard Forest Research Associate Sydne Record and colleagues from an international working group (pictured at left) from the Max Plank Institute for Demographic Research provide

February 18, 2014

Tracking Seasonal Change Using Digital Photography


A growing number of researchers, including Harvard Forest collaborator Andrew Richardson, are using automated digital cameras to study seasonal change in the forest canopy. As climate warms, the timing of leaf emergence in the spring and leaf-drop in autumn are in rapid flux, increasing scientists' need to precisely pinpoint and follow these seasonal changes.

In a new

February 14, 2014

Registration Open: LANDIS-II Training

LANDIS-II model simulating forest succession, disturbance, climate change and seed dispersal across large landscape

Registration is open for a multi-day LANDIS-II training at Harvard Forest (April 8-10, 2014). The LANDIS-II model simulates forest succession, disturbance (including fire, wind, harvest, insects), climate change, and seed dispersal across large landscapes. Workshop topics will include parameterization, simulating landscapes, and analyzing outputs.

Instructors:  Melissa Lucash, Harvard Forest post-doctoral fellow Matthew Duveneck, and