Hubbard Brook Monthly August 2018


Recent Publications

Evans, DM, AM Villamagna, MB Green, JL Campbell. Origins of stream salinization in an upland New England watershed. 2018. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.

Ni, X and PM Groffman. Declines in methane uptake in forest soils. 2018. PNAS.

Oda, T, MB Green, R Urakawa, TM Scanlon, SD Sebestyen, KJ McGuire, M Katsuyama, K Fukuzawa, MB Adams, N Ohte. 2018. Stream runoff and nitrate recovery times after forest disturbance in the USA and Japan. Water Resources Research.

Valipour, M, CT Driscoll, CE Johnson, JJ Battles, JL Campbell, TJ Fahey. The application of an integrated biogeochemical model to simulate dynamics of vegetation, hydrology and nutrients in soil and streamwater following a whole-tree harvest of a northern hardwood forest. 2018. Science of The Total Environment.

Hubbard Brook in the News/Hubbard Brook Multimedia Stories

Outreach and Education Update

  • A group of 27 high school students from the Upward Bound program at Keene State College spent August 1-2 getting an introduction to forest ecosystems, soils, and hydrology at Hubbard Brook. Maddy Schreiber, Kevin McGuire, Brian Strahm, Don Ross, and Scott Bailey led a variety of hands-on activities, including fieldwork and data analysis. Upward Bound is a federally funded education program that provides opportunities to low-income and/or first-generation college students; the outreach event was part of the team’s Broader Impacts for an NSF-funded project on soil weathering at Hubbard Brook.
  • On August 6, Scott Ollinger gave a tour of Hubbard Brook and a talk entitled “Forest Ecosystems and the Winds of Change: Forests as a Cog in the Earth's Climate System” to a group of Hubbard Brook Research Foundation trustees and friends. 
  • On August 8, New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen visited Hubbard Brook, where she spent an hour touring the facilities, learning about our research, and meeting staff, scientists, and students.
  • Scott Bailey led a tour of Hubbard Brook for field trippers from the Goldschmidt2018 geochemistry conference in Boston on August 11.
  • Nat Cleavitt gave a public talk on “The Besieged Northern Hardwood Forest” at the Quincy Bog Natural Area on August 22. The following weekend, she led a moss and fern walk at Quincy Bog—both events were covered by the Plymouth Record Enterprise.
  • A producer and a videographer from New Hampshire Chronicle shot footage on August 22 for a forthcoming six-minute feature on Hubbard Brook. This was the team’s second visit to the forest, following a day in the field in February. Stay tuned for the air date! 
  • Anthea Lavallee will moderate a panel discussion about the challenges and opportunities associated with climate change communication at the Northern Woodlands Conference on October 12 – 14.
  • The Squam Lakes Conservation Society has invited Hubbard Brook to contribute a monthly science column to their newsletter, beginning with the September issue. Read about their work and subscribe to their newsletter here:

Save the Date

  • The next Committee of Scientists meeting is scheduled for October 10 at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. The meeting will focus on the Multiple Element Limitation in Northern Hardwood Ecosystems Project (MELNHE) and other topics related to nutrient limitation at Hubbard Brook.
  • Lindsey Rustad is speaking about the Ice Storm Experiment on October 30 at 6 pm at Walter’s Basin Restaurant in Holderness, NH, for a Squam Lakes Conservation Society’s Science Pub night:
  • Mark Green is giving a talk, “How PSU is Staying at the Cutting Edge in Measuring Watershed Hydrology,” on October 17 at 4 pm in Boyd Science Center Room 001 at Plymouth State University. The talk is part of the Fall 2018 Environmental Science Colloquium hosted by PSU’s Center for the Environment. Learn more about the Colloquium speakers here.

Thank you for reading!