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New Senior Ecologist: Neil Pederson

October 29, 2014
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Neil Pederson

This fall, the Harvard Forest welcomed a new Senior Ecologist to our research staff: dendrochronologist Neil Pederson. Pederson comes to the Forest from Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Pederson uses tree rings to explore long-term forest development across the eastern US, including New England. His wide-ranging work in forest ecology and dendrochronology will include research at the Harvard Forest Pisgah tract in New Hampshire, where he and colleagues are extending permanent plot studies that date back to the 1920s. 

Pederson will also be making use of the Harvard Forest Archive to build new, large-scale datasets with a high resolution of time at local to broad spatial scales. In Pederson's own words: "Harvard Forest to me is a place to think deeply about the complexities using natural and human archives of environmental change."

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