News & Events

2019 Annual Report Released

The 2019 CRSF Annual Report has now been released; it can be accessed on our website here. In addition to project summaries based on studies being done at affiliated long-term research forest sites (Howland Research Forest, Penobscot Experimental Forest, Holt Research Forest), the report covers the development of two new key initiatives under the CRSF: […]

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FCCI Science and Practice Forum

Our forests are at risk. As foresters and natural resource professionals, we are on the front lines of climate change. How do we decide what actions to take in order to make our forests more resilient? Join University of Maine’s Forest Climate Change Initiative (FCCI) for an interactive Science & Practice Forum to catalyze scientist-manager discussions about […]

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New 10-Year Holt Research Forest Strategic Plan Released

News release Oct. 14, 2019 Contact: Jack Witham, CRSF associate scientist, jwitham@maine.edu   Orono, Maine — The University of Maine Center for Research on Sustainable Forests has published the 2019-2029 Holt Research Forest Strategic Plan. The strategic plan grew out of a recent National Science Foundation Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories planning grant that […]

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Remote Sensing/Geospatial Analysis Grad Assistantships Announced

Graduate Assistantships in Remote Sensing/Geospatial Analysis School of Forest Resources, University of Maine, Orono, ME  USA Graduate research assistantships are available at the School of Forest Resources in the area of Remote Sensing with a particular focus on forest health to support highly qualified MS/Ph.D. students to start in Spring 2020, Fall 2020 or as soon as […]

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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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Spruce Budworm Focus of Two Recent Podcasts

Spruce budworm is a native insect that causes major damage to Maine’s spruce-fir forests on a regular cycle. Over the last several years, Spruce budworm populations in Maine have left the “stable” phase and appear to be building, while areas of Quebec are in the midst of a severe outbreak and New Brunswick has been working […]

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