Hubbard Brook Monthly - November 2020

HUBBARD BROOK MONTHLY November 2020 issue
Recent Publications
A new digital version of the Confronting Our Changing Winters Science Links report is now online:
Rustad, LE, JL Campbell, CT Driscoll ,TJ Fahey, P Groffman, PG Schaberg, GJ Hawley, I Halm, F Bowles, W Leuenberger, G Schwaner, G Winant, B Leonardi. 2020. Experimental approach and initial forest response to a simulated ice storm experiment in a northern hardwood forest. PLoS ONE. 
Wilson G, M Green, J Brown, J Campbell, P Groffman, J Duran, and J Morse. 2020. Snowpack affects soil microclimate throughout the year. Climatic Change.
If your publication is missing from this list, please let us know:
Outreach and Education Update
On November 13, Sarah Garlick and Shannon Rogers led a presentation and discussion on ecological and social resilience with conservation commissioners for the UNH Cooperative Extension.
This fall, HBRF welcomed its first ever cohort of the Young Voices of Science initiative. The program is designed to give graduate and undergraduate students in environmental fields training and experience with public engagement early on in their careers. The 21 students in the inaugural cohort attended a series of five expert-led Zoom workshops: 1) Introduction to the STEM Ambassador Program, with Caitlin Weber and Nalini Nadkarni 2) Creative Writing and Opinion Pieces, with David George Haskell 3) The Art of Storytelling, with Ari Daniel 4) Engaging with Policymakers, with Chanel Matney 5) Empathy and Science Communication, with Reyhaneh Maktoufi. After participating in the final workshop on November 5, the students are now in the outreach phase of the program—designing outreach projects of their own, with one-on-one support from HBRF staff. Stay tuned for more updates!
On November 18 and November 30, Nat Cleavitt met virtually with three 5th grade classes at Gilmanton Elementary School who are using her book, Seeking the Wolf Tree, in their science curriculum.
Lindsey Rustad spoke about "Angling in a Warming World" at Great Bay Trout Unlimited and Down East Trout Unlimited on November 9 and November 18. On November 19, Lindsey was a Plenary Speaker at the virtual Interagency Conference on Research in Watersheds, where she discussed “Watershed Studies in the 21st Century: Integrating Experiments, Models and Long-Term Observations Across Temporal and Spatial Scales."
Save the Date
On Wednesday, December 9 at 7pm, Lindsey Rustad and Peter Groffman are participating in a virtual Cary Science Conversation with Cary Institute President Joshua Ginsberg. They'll discuss how winters are changing, consequences for forest ecosystems, and adaptations.Register for free at the following link:
The application period for 2021 Switzer Fellowships is now open. Switzer Fellowships are given to top graduate students in New England and California who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential, and who are committed to a career in environmental improvement. The fellowship includes a $15,000 cash award, leadership training, access to a vibrant network of nearly 700 Switzer Fellowship alums, and opportunities for professional development and grants beyond the fellowship year. The application deadline is January 8, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard time. More information here:
Note from the Editor
Hello Hubbard Brookers! I wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that starting in the new year, I will be transitioning to a part-time role with HBRF in order to pursue some freelance science writing goals. It's been an absolute joy to work with all of you over the last three years, and I'm not going anywhere! I'll still be producing this newsletter, for one thing, along with continuing to work on a variety of other communications-related tasks. But since my day-to-day will look a bit different, I just wanted to give everyone a heads up. Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, and as always, thank you for reading! — Clara Chaisson, Outreach and Communications Manager, HBRF