Welcome to the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study

Established in 1955 by the USDA Forest Service, the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest is a 7,800-acre northern hardwood forest situated within the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. It is home to the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study, which was founded in 1963 and is one of the longest running and most comprehensive ecosystem studies in the world. The collaborative, multidisciplinary research efforts include long-term studies of air, water, soils, plants, and animals. 

The Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study is a unique public-private partnership involving the USDA Forest Service, the National Science Foundation’s Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program, the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, and scientists from research institutions throughout the world.


News and Highlights

Dr. Lindsey Rustad Honored in IF/THEN Exhibit in Washinton D.C.

Hubbard Brook Research Ecologist Dr. Lindsey Rustad is featured in an outdoor exhibit at the Smithsonian during the month of March. A statue of Rustad is among 120 statues of women in STEM fields on display during Women’s History Month as part of the IF/THEN initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Lyda Hill Philanthropies. It is the largest collection of statues of women in the world.

Undergraduates: Apply Now for a Summer Research Experience at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Woodstock, NH

The Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program has openings for four students in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program during the summer of 2022. Applications are due 2/25/2022.