Hubbard Brook Monthly - November 2019

HUBBARD BROOK MONTHLY November 2019 issue

Recent Publications

Bailey, SW, DS Ross, N Perdrial, M Jercinovic, J Webber, R Bourgault. 2019. Determination of Primary Mineral Content and Calcium Sources in Forest Soils using Electron Probe Microanalysis Mapping and Cluster Analysis. Soil Science Society of America Journal.

Casson, NJ, AR Contosta, EA Burakowski, JL Campbell, MS Crandall, IF Creed, MC Elmers, S Garlick, DA Lutz, MQ Morison, AT Morzillo, SJ Nelson. 2019. Winter weather whiplash: impacts of meteorological events misaligned with natural and human systems in seasonally snow-covered regions. Earth’s Future.

Fahey, RT, JL Campbell, M Duffy, TJ Fahey, LE Rustad, PG Schaberg, CT Driscoll. 2019. Effects of an experimental ice storm on forest canopy structure. Canadian Journal of Forest Research.

Harris, JE, NL Rodenhouse, RT Holmes. 2019. Decline in beetle abundance and diversity in an intact temperate forest linked to climate warming. Biological conservation.

Weitzman, JN, PM Groffman, JL Campbell, CT Driscoll, RT Fahey, TJ Fahey, PG Schaberg, LE Rustad. 2019. Ecosystem Nitrogen Response to a Simulated Ice Storm in a Northern Hardwood Forest. Ecosystems.

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Hubbard Brook in the News

Forest Journal: Welcome to Lichen Appreciation Season
New Hampshire Union Leader

Less snow means fewer beetles in our woods (which is a bad thing)
Concord Monitor

Walking through a forest laboratory
Laconia Daily Sun

Outreach and Education Update

Sara Kaiser presented “A Forest of Opportunity: An undergraduate entry point into field-based bird research” to the Cornell University Ornithology Seminar Series.

Sarah Thorne gave a talk entitled "Hubbard Brook: Understanding Nature to Solve Environmental Problems" at the Harris Center for Conservation Education in Hancock, NH.

New or Proposed Research

William (Bill) Keeton, Professor of Forest Ecology and Forestry at the University of Vermont, received a $490,000 grant from the McIntire-Stennis Forest Research Program for the proposed “Future Forests, Future Streams” study at Hubbard Brook. The study will investigate dynamic forest-stream functions associated with late-successional forest development, particularly the interaction of elevated light levels (from canopy gaps) and large wood inputs. The grant will bring in two PhD students, covers initial operating costs, and provides funding for design workshops to be held this winter and spring. At the workshops, the Hubbard Brook community will be invited to help design an interdisciplinary, collaborative study addressing important questions about future ecosystem functioning. All are invited to integrate their research interests and to develop an exciting manipulative experiment that complements ongoing work at HBEF. Stay tuned for more information about the workshops!

Save the Date

The next Committee of Scientists meeting is scheduled to take place on January 7-8, 2020, at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. The meeting will focus on two topics: "Valley-wide landscape ecology, modeling, and GIS," co-led by Natalie Cleavitt, Nick Rodenhouse, and Nina Lany, and "Exploration of causes for the 2013 nitrate spike in the stream record," co-led by John Campbell and Mark Green.

The Hubbard Brook Research Foundation distributed our 2019 guide to programs at the recent Committee of Scientists meeting. You can now view or download the guide here:

Watch your mailboxes for the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation's 2019 report and annual appeal! If you, your interested friends, family, or colleagues aren't on our mailing list but would like to receive a year-end packet, please email your name and address to Anthea at alavallee@hubbardbrookfoundation.orgThanks to your work and our collaboration, this year's report is packed with information about new projects, insights, and achievements. Cheers to a productive year at Hubbard Brook and to the possibilities that 2020 will bring!

Thanks for reading!