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December 1, 2004

New Web Site Highlighting Science Behind Autumn Leaf Color Change

Harvard Forest has launched a new website created by John O'Keefe and Bullard Fellow, David Lee, Florida International University, Sugar Maplefocusing on leaf color change. The site will provide a central repository for images, references and scientific explanations and theories relating to leaf pigment changes. Though this site focuses on the New England

December 1, 2012

Forest Conservation: A Reality

Local Efforts

In recent years , Harvard Forest has undertaken more active conservation planning by working with local organizations, regional entities, state agencies and national organizations to promote forest protection. Just in the past year , with help from friends of the Harvard Forest, we invested effort to protect land bordering the Harvard Forest from development and have partnered with local

December 1, 2004

New Harvard Forest Book on Vernal Pools Available for Purchase

Vernal Pools: Natural History and Conservation, a new book by aquatic ecologist Betsy Colburn. Click here for this and other publications available through Harvard Forest.

November 1, 2004

Vernal pools in fall and winter: A Book Signing

On December 1, 7:00pm, a book signing and slide show at Harvard Forest will celebrate the release of Vernal Pools: Natural
History and Conservation
, a new book by aquatic ecologist Betsy Colburn.

Vernal pools are small woodland ponds that are flooded in springtime by melting snow and rainfall. They range from seasonal pools that contain water for only a few

November 1, 2004

NEON: an update

NEON = National Ecological Observatory Network. "A proposed $100-300 million NSF program, NEON will be the first national NEON Logoecological measurement and observation system designed both to answer regional- to continental-scale scientific questions and to have the interdisciplinary participation necessary to achieve credible ecological forecasting and prediction."

The Harvard Forest

October 1, 2004

Harvard Forest in the News: Restoration of Martha's Vineyard

"Five years ago Harvard University published a report with a plan to save the forest; the vision would return the forest to its natural Historical Influences Coverstate through a massive clearing project coupled with other measures like controlled burns. Now it appears that the state is ready to carry out the vision

October 1, 2004

Successful First Summer Institute for Teachers

During the last weeks of August, Harvard Forest LTER hosted 20 teachers in a newly created Ecology Research in the Schoolyard Schoolyard TeachersSummer Institute for Teachers. The institute, funded by the National Science Foundation (EdEn Venture) and by Green Leaf Foundation, recieved an enthusiastic response from participants.

Harvard Forest, in collaboration with the Millers

September 1, 2004

Harvard Forest Featured in Special Issue

The Special Issue: Forest Ecology and Management. Volume 196, issue 1, 12 July 2004. Pages 1 - 186. is dedicated to The Harvard Forest Ecology and Management CoverForest (USA) Nitrogen Saturation Experiment: Results from the First 15 Years. Edited by John Aber, This special issue presents 11 papers that report in detail on

September 1, 2004

Annual Report 2003 - 2004 now available

The Harvard Forest 2003-2004 annual report has just been released and is now available on line in PDF format.                                      2004 Annual Report Cover

September 1, 2004

Seminar Series Resumes

Harvard Forest's Annual Seminar Series begins September 24, 2004 at 11:00am, with new Post Doctoral Fellow - Rob MacDonald

A full schedule which is continually kept up to date is now available. 

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