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SUMMER SONGBIRD FIELD ASSISTANT NORTH MAINE WOODS

February 23, 2021

Would you like to spend a summer doing important bird research in the remote North Maine Woods? We are seeking a field assistant to participate in a study of birds and commercial forestry north of Moosehead Lake, Maine. The project is a replication of a study conducted by the Principal Investigators 30 years ago. The successful applicant will work with the Field Crew Leader on a daily basis. Lodging will be at a rustic logging camp about 45 miles west of Millinocket and 32 miles north of Greenville, in Northeast Carry Township (45.924829° -69.577224°).

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Spruce Budworm Salvage Harvesting Research Featured in Northern Woodlands Magazine

September 9, 2020
Our recent paper, Forest Carbon Resilience of Eastern Spruce Budworm Salvage Harvesting in the Northeastern United States, is featured in the "Discoveries" section of the Autumn 2020 Issue of Northern Woodlands Magazine. The piece entitled "Deadwood: Salvage or Let it Lie?" is written by Todd McLeish. Read the article... Read more about Spruce Budworm Salvage Harvesting Research Featured in Northern Woodlands Magazine
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Long-Term Greenhouse Gas Benefits from Salvaging Dead Trees Balance Short-Term Excess Emissions

April 13, 2020

The next major eastern spruce budworm outbreak likely will hit Northeastern United States forests over the next few years, putting more than 11.4 million acres of forest and 94.8 million metric tons of stored carbon in spruce and balsam fir at risk. While salvaging these trees for energy or lumber increases carbon dioxide emissions in the short-term, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers have found that certain forest management practices result in long-term benefits that can balance these short-term setbacks.

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NSF grant awarded to develop framework to harness forest ecosystem integrity, resilience data

August 28, 2019

The Ecological Forestry Lab will be part of this great new NSF-funded collaboration between UMaine, UVM, and UNH. 

We'll be working on using complex data from regional forest inventories and growth an yield models to support decision-making for a range of ecosystem services (including timber and carbon)....

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