HUBBARD BROOK MONTHLY October 2018 issue
Bailey, SW, RP Long, SB Horsley. 2018. Comment on “Long-term decline of sugar maple following forest harvest, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, NH. Canadian Journal of Forest Research.
Bergum, M, N Cleavitt, D Matthews. 2018. An unexpected visitor. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
Gilliam, FS, DA Burns, CT Driscoll, SD Frey, GM Lovett, SA Watmough. 2018. Decreased atmospheric nitrogen deposition in eastern North America: Predicted responses of forest ecosystems. Environmental Pollution.
Marinos, R, JL Campbell, CT Driscoll, G Likens, WH McDowell, E Rossi, LE Rustad, ES Bernhardt. 2018. Give and Take: A Watershed Acid Rain Mitigation Experiment Increases Baseflow Nitrogen Retention but Increases Stormflow Nitrogen Export. Environmental Science and Technology.
Toland, Alexandra, JS Noller, G Wessolek. 2018. Field to Palette: Dialogues on Soil and Art in the Anthropocene. CRC Press.
Hubbard Brook in the News/Hubbard Brook Multimedia Stories
- The Bats of Hubbard Brook
- Lowly In Stature, Fungi Play A Big Role In Regulating The Climate
- Opinion: How states can fight climate change under Trump
Outreach and Education Update
- Fifteen students from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies' student chapter of the Society of American Foresters enjoyed a full day tour of Hubbard Brook on October 18.
- Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest and Hubbard Brook Research Foundation staff gave an orientation to Ralph Crawford, the newly-appointed US Forest Service Assistant Director for Research, on October 23.
- On October 26, Hannah Vollmer gave a guided forest tour to a group of first-year students from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. The students are working to identify potential connections between Hubbard Brook science and the world of corporate sustainability.
- The Hubbard Brook Research Foundation is convening a Hubbard Brook Roundtable on November 27 about forest pests and the forest products industry, with participation from Gary Lovett, Matt Ayres, Anthea Lavallee, and Sarah Garlick.
Save the Date
- WaterViz is going to Miami! In celebration of the website’s relaunch, WaterViz will be exhibited at the New Media Festival from November 10, 2018 – January 15, 2019 at Concrete Space Gallery. http://www.miaminewmediafestival.com/concrete-space-events/
- The Hubbard Brook Research Foundation will host its next informal lunch discussion at the Pierce Lab on Tuesday, November 20 at noon. We will be reading Chapters 3 and 4 of the Online Book: Forest Biomass and Primary Productivity and Decomposition and Soil Carbon Sequestration. You can access the chapters here: https://hubbardbrook.org/online-book
- Mark Green and Geoff Wilson will present on “Warming Winters and Snowmaking: 50 Years of Winter Climate Change and Snowmaking Development” at the Science Pub night on Tuesday, November 27, from 6-8pm. Science Pub takes place at Walter’s Basin Restaurant on Route 3 in Holderness and is sponsored by Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Squam Lakes Association, and Squam Lakes Conservation Society.
- Lindsey Rustad’s Science Pub night on the Ice Storm Experiment, also at Walter’s Basin Restaurant, has been postponed until December 11.
- Kathryn Holland has just joined the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation as the new Business and Development Manager. Kathryn will be coordinating HB events and housing at Pleasant View Farm and Mirror Lake. You can reach her at: 802-432-1042, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome, Kathryn!
- An update from Scott Bailey on Getting to the Bottom of Watershed 3:
The hydropedology initiative has spent the last several years describing the interactions of shallow groundwater with the upper or rooting-zone portion of soil in Watershed 3. Now it is time to go deep. In October, we deployed a track-mounted drill rig to explore the depths of glacial sediments and bedrock. Core samples were taken for physical, chemical, and mineralogic analysis and 6 deep wells were installed – 4 in glacial drift and 2 in fractured bedrock. A surprising finding is that the deepest glacial deposits encountered, over 7 meters thick, were just a few meters from bedrock outcrops at the top of the watershed. It appears that the bedrock exposure along the ridge is just the tip of a buried cliff! Over the next few years, we will monitor water table fluctuations and collect water samples for chemical analysis in an effort to learn how the deeper portions of watersheds store water and contribute to water and solute export at the weir.
Visit these tweets to see photos of the Watershed 3 work:
Thank you for reading!