News and Highlights

Eclipse Science at Hubbard Brook: Solar Radiation and Carbon Dioxide Flux

On August 21, 2017, people across the United States looked towards the sky for a partial or complete solar eclipse, the first such astronomical event since 1918. In a rare moment of unity, people in all corners of the country gathered together to witness a natural wonder. At the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in New Hampshire, staff and scientists shared in the fun with a variety of contraptions. Technical instruments at Hubbard Brook and nearby research sites captured the impact of the eclipse on net solar radiation and whole forest atmospheric carbon dioxide exchange.

Embedding Public Engagement with Science at LTER Sites

Embedding Public Engagement with Science at Long-Term Ecological Research Sites (PES @ LTERs) is a new collaborative project led by the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, Harvard Forest, Michigan State University, Boston University, and CUNY. The goal of the project is to integrate public engagment into the cultures and practices of two LTER sites, Hubbard Brook and Harvard Forest, and to build knowledge about the mutual learning that takes place between scientists and adult stakeholders in multiple engagement settings.