Research Forests

photo from top of Howland tower

Carbon Flux at Howland Forest Focus of Maine Public Story

Maine Public focuses on Howland Forest as part of their series “Climate Driven: A deep dive into Maine’s response, one county at a time.” Howland Forest is a long-term research site focusing on fluxes of carbon dioxide, methane, water, and energy, as well as other terrestrial processes, to better understand the forest carbon cycle, particularly […]

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Summer Internships Holt Research Forest

Summer 2021 Forest Ecosystem Field Crew Openings Onsite housing available. 40 hrs/week, 10-12 weeks, June-August. Hiring for 2-3 positions. Holt Research Forest (HRF; is the site of a long-term forest ecosystem study in Arrowsic, Maine (near Bath, Brunswick, Popham and Reid State Parks, < 1 hr. from Portland). Primary task for summer is study […]

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Vital Research Being Done at Howland Research Forest

John Lee, a University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests researcher and the Howland site manager, has been quietly churning out groundbreaking data about climate change and carbon sequestration. Lee and partners at the U.S. Forest Service, NASA and other institutions have created one of the world’s best records of atmospheric flux, measuring […]

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CFRU Results Series: Managing Spruce-Fir Forests, For the Birds

A CFRU-funded study conducted in response to concerns regarding declining bird populations in the Atlantic Northern Forest region has hatched new insights on the associations between richness of spruce-fir associated bird species and diverse forest management practices. You can view that report here.

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