Hubbard Brook Monthly June 2018

Recent Publications 
Kosiba AM, PG Schaberg, SA Rayback, GJ Hawley. 2018. The surprising recovery of red spruce growth shows links to decreased acid deposition and elevated temperatureScience of The Total Environment. 
Smith MG, SA Kaiser, TS Sillett, MS Webster. 2018. Variation in nest characteristics and brooding patterns of female Black-throated Blue Warblers is associated with thermal cuesThe Auk: Ornithological Advances 135(3): 733-747. 
If your publication is missing from this list, please let us know:
Hubbard Brook Multimedia Stories/Hubbard Brook in the News
Outreach and Education Update 
  • On June 4, Anant Sundaram, Matt Ayres, Anthea Lavallee, and Sarah Garlick led a roundtable discussion at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business on the emerging climate and clean water economy in the Northern Forest.
  • On June 18 and 19, Lindsey Rustad hosted a two-day meeting on the convergence of art and science at Hubbard Brook. The WaterViz team attended the first day to plan the re-launch of the WaterViz website later this summer. Artists, scientists, land managers, and arts professionals joined on the second day to discuss what a robust Hubbard Brook SciArt program might look like. For more information, or if you’re interested in joining the newly formed ArtSci steering committee at Hubbard Brook, contact Lindsey Rustad at
  • On June 19, HBEF staff hosted four researchers from Scion, a New Zealand government-owned forestry research institute, for a tour of Hubbard Brook. 

Save the Date

  • Dr. David George Haskell, Professor of Biology at the University of the South and author of The Songs of Trees and Pulitzer Prize finalist The Forest Unseen, is delivering the keynote address at HBRF’s annual dinner on July 10 at 7:30 pm. The event is open to the public. 
  • The 55th Annual Cooperators’ Meeting takes place at HBEF July 11-12. Download the complete agenda here
  • The July Committee of Scientists meeting is scheduled for July 13 at Pierce Lab. The meeting theme is “Ecosystem Ecology of the Shoulder Seasons.” View the agenda here
  • This summer marks the 50th anniversary of avian research at HBEF. A celebration is planned for July 13-15 at HBEF and Plymouth State University. 
  • ArtisTree Community Arts Center in South Pomfret, Vermont, is exhibiting Xavier Cortada’s series “Water Paintings” through Saturday, July 14. Cortada created these works, which he says “give water at Hubbard Brook’s nine watersheds a voice,” at HBEF during the summer of 2016. The artist will be present at the closing reception on July 14 from 5-7 pm. 
  • Archived issues of the Hubbard Brook Monthly are now available on the Hubbard Brook website under the “News and Events” tab (thank you, Mary!):
  • Ahead of the Cooperators' Meeting, we've started putting together a glossary of terms for those new to Hubbard Brook (based on a previous edition that circulated in 2013). It's a bare-bones list at this point, so please feel free to make contributions to the Google Doc (especially if you anticipate giving a jargon-/acronym-heavy presentation!)
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