Hubbard Brook Monthly - December 2019

HUBBARD BROOK MONTHLY December 2019 issue

Recent Publications

Garlick, S, AR Contosta, NJ Casson, SJ Nelson, MP Ayres, EA Burakowski, J Campbell, I Creed, C Eimers, C Evans, I Fernandez, C Fuss, T Huntington, K Patel, R Sanders-DeMott, K Son, P Templer, C Thornbrugh. (2019) Confronting Our Changing Winters: Indicators of Winter Climate Change in the Northern Forest. Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, Science Links Publication, Vol. 2, no. 1.

Lang, AK, FV Jevon, MP Ayres, JH Matthes. 2019. Higher Soil Respiration Rate Beneath Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Trees in a Northern Hardwood Forest is Driven by Associated Soil Properties. Ecosystems

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Hubbard Brook in the News

'There simply isn't enough snow': Slow start to snowmobile, cross-country skiing season in Southern Manitoba
CTV News

Climate change making Manitoba winters shorter, says report
Global News, Canada

Manitoba winters getting shorter, study finds|
Winnipeg Free Press

Researchers say we're losing extreme cold, snow cover in Southern New England
WJAR Rhode Island

New and Revised Datasets

Vadeboncoeur M. A., K. A. Jennings, A. P. Ouimette, H. Asbjornsen. 2019. Wood alpha-cellulose stable C isotope ratios from New Hampshire and Vermont. Environmental Data Initiative.

Groffman P., J. Weitzman, L. Martel. 2019. Measurements of gross N cycling rates in the soils of the Ice Storm Experiment (ISE) plots at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Environmental Data Initiative.

Groffman P., J. Weitzman, L. Martel. 2019. Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest: Ice Storm Experiment Trace Gas. Environmental Data Initiative.

Groffman P., J. Weitzman, L. Martel. 2019. Measurements of N cycling dynamics in the soils of the Ice Storm Experiment (ISE) plots at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Environmental Data Initiative.

Outreach and Education Update

Befitting AGU’s 100th anniversary, Jamie Shanley, Steve Sebestyen, Jon Duncan, and Theresa Blume convened a 70-poster “Catchment-palooza” session at the AGU meeting in San Francisco. The event was a recognition and celebration of the long-term catchment study – an enterprise inspired in no small way by Hubbard Brook. The high turnout and “community spirit” at the session suggests a bright future for catchment science, provided we continue to synthesize findings across sites and demonstrate societal relevance. Hubbard Brook was well-represented with a poster led by John Campbell.

Sarah Garlick presented a talk and a poster on “Embedding Public Engagement into Long Term Ecological Research: Insights from Hubbard Brook and Harvard Forest” at the annual AGU meeting in San Francisco, where she and Alix Contosta also distributed copies of the new Science Links Report:

Pam Templer will present “Effects of Climate Change on New England’s Forests” on January 15 at the Robbins Library in Arlington, MA, in partnership with Science for the Public.

Anthea Lavallee is leading the organization of a Youth Climate Town Hall for Presidential Candidates during the week of the NH Primary. Co-organizers include the League of Conservation Voters and the Revers Center for Energy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. More details to follow as plans shape up. Feel free to email questions/suggestions to:

Save the Date

Gabe Winant successfully defended his master’s thesis, The Fish Community of Mirror Lake, on December 12. He will present his work for folks at Hubbard Brook over lunch on January 21st at 12:00 pm in the conference room.


The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, in partnership with the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, invites applications from Cornell undergraduates for the Hubbard Brook Field Ornithology Program. This program is a year-long, student research and field training program in ornithology based during the summer months at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the stunning White Mountain National Forest in central New Hampshire. 

Our interdisciplinary research team studies how individuals and populations of migratory birds respond to changes in their environment. Our long-term population study of the black-throated blue warbler at Hubbard Brook is one of the longest running and most comprehensive bird studies in the world.

We welcome applications from undergraduates with strong interests in mastering field techniques to apply to independent research projects developed under the broader scope of our research program in collaboration with research mentors from within our team and external Hubbard Brook investigators.

Visit our website to learn more about this program and apply today!

Industry and Policy Highlights

Forget the log cabin. Wood buildings are climbing skyward — with pluses for the planet.
12/12/19 - By Doug Struck, The Washington Post
“Mass timber” construction is gaining ground, although not all environmentalists agree on its potential for slowing climate change.

New York state appoints task force to create plan to tackle Adirondack High Peaks overuse
12/9/19 – Hudson Valley 360
The State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the creation of a task force to develop comprehensive plans to protect the greater High Peaks Wilderness and address the ecological, public safety, and community issues associated with overuse.

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