Hubbard Brook Monthly September 2018

HUBBARD BROOK MONTHLY September 2018 issue

Recent Publications

Asbjornsen, H, JL Campbell, KA Jennings, CD McIntire, MA Vadeboncoeur, PH Templer, R Phillips, TL Bauerle, F Bowles, M Dietze, S Frey, P Groffman, R Guerrieri, PJ Hanson, E Kelsey, AK Knapp, NG McDowell, PW Meir, KA Novick, SV Ollinger, W Pockman, PG Schaberg, SD Wullschleger, MD Smith, LE Rustad. 2018. Guidelines and considerations for designing field experiments simulating precipitation extremes in forest ecosystems. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

Lovett, GM, CL Goodale, SV Ollinger, CB Fuss, AP Ouimette, GE Likens. 2018. Nutrient retention during ecosystem succession: a revised conceptual model. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Shan, S, MC Fisk, TJ Fahey. 2018. Contrasting effects of N and P on rhizosphere processes in two northern hardwood tree species. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 126:219-227.

Vadeboncoeur, MA, MB Green, JL Campbell, H Asbjornsen, MB Adams, EW Boyer, DA Burns, IJ Fernandez, MJ Mitchell, JB Shanley. 2018. Systematic variation in evapotranspiration trends and drivers across the Northeastern United States. Hydrological Processes.

Outreach and Education Update

  • In her new role as Hubbard Brook Research Foundation educator, retired science teacher and former RET teacher Sarah Thorne will be working to share Hubbard Brook science with teachers and students across the region.
  • On September 26, the staffs of the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation and Squam Lakes Conservation Society came together to share information and to brainstorm about future collaborations.
  • 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.
  • A new and improved version of WaterViz will have a soft launch on October 15 at the New Hampshire Science Teachers’ Association Fall Conference, where Lindsey Rustad, Sarah Thorne, and Amey Bailey will lead a hands-on workshop. WaterViz will then head to the New Media Festival in Miami, Florida, where it will go on display to the public at Concrete Space Gallery on November 10. On November 15, Lindsey and artist Xavier Cortada will host a panel discussion at Concrete Space Gallery on “The Art and Science of Water Journeys.” 
  • Anthea is organizing a forest tour and general Hubbard Brook orientation on October 18 with a representative of Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster.
  • Through December, a team of four first-year students at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business will be working with the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation to connect Hubbard Brook science with corporate sustainability efforts. 

Save the Date

  • The next Committee of Scientists meeting is on October 10 at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, NY. The meeting will focus on the topic of “Co-limitation in northern forests: commonalities and differences across taxonomic groups.”
  • The Hubbard Brook Research Foundation will host its next informal lunch discussion at the Pierce Lab on Tuesday, October 16 at noon. We’ll spend the next several months reading the Online Book: A Synthesis of Scientific Research at Hubbard Brook. Sarah Garlick will lead a discussion of chapters 01 and 02.
  • Mark Green is giving a talk, “How PSU is Staying at the Cutting Edge in Measuring Watershed Hydrology,” on October 17 at 4pm 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.
  • Lindsey Rustad is speaking about the Ice Storm Experiment on October 30 at 6 pm at Walter’s Basin Restaurant in Holderness, NH, for one of the Squam Lakes Conservation Society’s Science Pub nights:   
  • Ecology and Recovery of Eastern Old-Growth Forests, a new book co-edited by Bill Keeton and Andrew Barton, will be released on November 8, 2018. Several chapters reference Hubbard Brook research, and Tim Fahey and Dana Warren are both chapter lead authors. Read the blurb here.


We want your photos! For the next month, we’re collecting photos from your busy field seasons at Hubbard Brook. Please send any images that you’re willing to share in Hubbard Brook-related materials (on the website, in HBRF’s annual printed report, etc.) to and include caption and credit information. 

Thank you for reading!