News and Highlights

HBRF creates a new Advisory Council

On May 10, 2018, the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation convened a Hubbard Brook Roundtable at Pierce Lab to kick off the first cohort of a new Adivsory Council. The HBRF Advisory Council is designed to serve as an ongoing listening post for the scientists, staff, and trustees at Hubbard Brook. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to serve four goals:

On the 20th Anniversary of the 1998 Ice Storm, What Do We Know Now That We Didn’t Back Then?

Hubbard Brook’s intensive study of a past natural disaster is preparing us for future extreme weather.

It’s not uncommon for technical staff at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest to encounter obstacles during New Hampshire’s harsh winter months. But what greeted forestry technician Amey Bailey when she snowmobiled into the forest one Monday morning 20 years ago was far beyond any of the usual challenges.

New Mobile Tour App

Take a virtual tour of Hubbard Brook with our new app! The U.S. Forest Service has partnered with OnCell to launch a moble tour app for the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest. Visitors can use the app for self-guided tours or students and teachers can use the app to prepare for a field trip.

Cues for Masting in Sugar Maple and American Beech

Many tree species exhibit the phenomenon of seed (or fruit) “masting” in which all the trees in a population produce large seed crops in a particular year. For some species this synchronous behavior is thought to favor successful regeneration by saturating seed predators, like squirrels, that also serve as seed dispersal agents – so many seeds are produced in a mast year that the squirrels don’t eat them all. But what cues all the trees in a population to mast synchronously?