Here are some of the latest activities of the Center for the Environment:
Mark Green recently had a paper published:
- Bain, D.J., M.B. Green, J.L.Campbell, J.F. Chamblee, S. Chaoka, J.M. Fraterrigo, S. Kaushal, S.L. Martin, T.E. Jordan, A.J. Parolari, W.V. Sobczak, D.E. Weller, W.M. Wollheim, E. Boose, J.M. Duncan, G. Gettel, B. Hall, P. Kumar, J.R. Thompson, J.M. Vose, E.M. Elliott, and D.S. Leigh. 2012. Legacies in material flux: structural catchment changes pre-date long term studies. BioScience, 62 (6): 575-584.
Denise Burchsted, Geoff Wilson, and Mark Green were invited to and attended the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) All Scientists’ Meeting on September 10-13 in Estes Park, CO. Mark led a working group on hydrologic legacies, Denise participated in a working group focused on the preparation of a proposal relating to quantifying the impact of past land use on today’s hydrology at sites across the LTER network, and Geoff represented Hubbard Brook at workshops addressing education in the LTER network.
Doug Earick, Errin Volitis, and Ashley Hyde took part in a hands-on teacher workshop on Saturday, September 22 at Prospect Mountain High School in Alton. The work is part of a NH EPSCoR project on fresh water stream and river monitoring throughout the state, called LoVoTECs. The workshop was the first of a series of training sessions for middle school and high school teacher volunteers involved in the program, and included instruction in the set-up and use of water quality sensors, analysis and application of data, and an overview of the research scope of the project. Future workshops will focus on the development of curriculum and student research opportunities.
June Hammond Rowan, associate director, recently gave a talk titled “How Does Your Planning Board Know About Planning?” at the New Hampshire Planners Association annual conference. She was also invited to speak at a meeting of the Southern New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission.
Marguerite Crowell, who completed her MS in Environmental Science and Policy this past spring, has been invited to work with the NH Department of Environmental Services Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau on helping them rethink their approach to water education and develop a water education plan.