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April 1, 2004

Forthcoming Harvard Forest Publication: A Primer of Ecological Statistics

A Primer of Ecological Statistics

Nicholas J. Gotelli & Aaron M. Ellison. 2004 A Primer of Ecological Statistics. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts

A Primer of Ecological Statistics explains fundamental material in probability theory and experimental design for ecologists and environmental scientists. The book is designed to serve as either a stand-alone or supplementary text for

March 1, 2004

NEEO - Northeastern Ecological Observatory Initiative

A new website highlights the effort to establish a national platform for integrated studies and monitoring of natural processes at all
NEOO Logospatial scales, time scales, and levels of biological organization. NEON will provide the resources and infrastructure for fundamental biological research that will enhance our understanding of the natural world, improve our

March 1, 2004

Fifteenth Annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, March 29th

Harvard Forest's annual ecology symposium, jointly sponsored by Harvard University's LTER and NIGEC Programs, will be held Monday, March 29. The meeting will include a series of talks and discussions highlighting major results, synthesis and future directions of the LTER and NIGEC programs. Presentations will highlight impacts of hemlock woolly adelgid and other invasives, atmosphere-biosphere exchanges, hydrological studies, and global

March 1, 2004

Harvard Forest in the News

February 2004 National Geographic's feature article is "The Case of the Missing Carbon." The article features Harvard UniversityWofsy TowerProfessor Steven Wofsy. His study is based at the Harvard Forest and monitors carbon exchange in New England forests.

An excerpt from the issue is located on the National Geographic Web site. 

March 1, 2004

Newly Published Books Available From Harvard Forest

Forests In Time: The Environmental Consequences of 1000 Years of Change in New England. David R. Foster and John D. Aber, eds. 2004, Yale University Press

"Forests in Time" offers a unique look at combining history and science in ecological studies and environmental management and applies this approach to one of the most remarkably transformed landscapes in North America:

February 1, 2004

HWA Collaboration Website Coordinated at Harvard Forest

One of the major research topics at the Harvard Forest concerns the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), an introduced, aphid-like Adlegid lateral viewinsect from Asia. Currently HWA is threatening eastern hemlock with elimination across its range. While infestation and unimpeded migration of HWA presents a tremendous management problem, it also has provided an unusual

February 1, 2004

Saving Representative Stands of Hemlock: A Proposal

While researchers actively seek biological controls for hemlock woolly adelgids, these introduced sucking insects from Asia are wiping out entire hemlock forests up and down the east coast of North America. The attached article, originally published in Sanctuary, provides a brief description of the threat and proposes that representative stands be saved to serve as reference

February 1, 2004

The Wilson Project Update

Harvard Forest's primary goal is to maintain the viability of its forest classroom and laboratory by minimizing the development of Wilson Lotlands immediately abutting its property. We sincerely thank all those who have very generously contributed toward the protection of the Wilson lot, which abuts our intensively studied, long-term research sites on the

January 1, 2004

Greenhouse Modernization

We have received a substantial grant from the National Science Foundation's Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML) program to upgrade and modernize Torrey Greenhousethe greenhouses at the Harvard Forest and to renovate the plant physiology laboratory.

The upgrades will include new benches, electrical, mechanical, and watering systems, and automated climate control for the greenhouses;

December 1, 2003

Outstanding Review Received for Long Term Ecological Research Program

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This July, Harvard Forest hosted a 5-person review team that looked at the progress of the Harvard Forest LTER program. The review emphasized the following areas:

  • Leadership in scientific collaboration and synthesis
  • Value of a historic perspective
  • Value of long-term biophysical measurements
  • Contributions of experiments at Harvard Forest
  • An educational program that fosters integration
  • Advances in information management
  • Current and new thrusts of LTER research

The Review team

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