Recent Publications

Online Essays

Bi-weekly essays on weather, climate and climate change published on Substack as:



McNulty, S.G., J.L. Boggs, and J.D. Aber. 2017. Structural and functional changes in a 30 year, high-elevation spruce-fir forest nitrogen saturation experiment. Science and the Total Environment. Science of the Total Environment 605-606: 376-390

Smith, M.M., J.D. Aber and T. Howard. 2017. Case Study: Economic viability of producing animal bedding from low quality and small diameter trees using a wood shaving machine. The Professional Animal Scientist 33:771-779


Smith, M.M. and J.D. Aber. 2018. Energy Recovery from Commercial-Scale Composting as a Novel Waste Management Strategy. Applied Energy 211:194-199


Smith, M.M, C.J. Park, C. Andam and J.D. Aber. 2018. Utilization of low grade wood for use as animal bedding: A case study of eastern hemlock. Journal of Forestry 116:520-528

Finzi, A. and 23 others. 2020. Carbon Budget of the Harvard Forest Long-Term Ecological Research Site: Pattern, Process and Response to Global Change. Ecological Monographs.



Technical Reports, Theses, Proceedings

Simms, L., M. Smith, J. Alvez, J. Colby, and J. Aber. 2014. Potential alternatives for rising bedding costs in New England dairies. Dairy Briefs Vol. 62 (Winter). University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH.

Smith, M., J.D. Aber and R. Rynk. 2015. Heat Recovery from composting – a comprehensive review. International Composting Conference. Beijing, China. October 2015

Smith, M. and J.D. Aber. 2017 Heat Recovery from Compost: A Step-by-Step Guide on Building an Aerated Static Pile Heat Recovery Compost Facility. University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH. 72pp.

 McNulty, S., J. Boggs and J Aber. 2017. 30 year, acid deposition and climate change field experiment on high-elevation spruce-fir forest structure and function. IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress                                                           

Foster, D., J. Aber, M. Buchanan, B. Donahue, G. Elkins, A. Ellison, E. Faison, B. Hall, C. Hart, W. Keeton, D. Kittredge, W. Labich, K. Fallon Lambert, J. Levitt, S. Meyer, R. Perschel, K. Ross and J. Thompson. 2017. Working Lands and Wildlands for New England. Harvard Forest/Harvard University Press. (in press)