Massachusetts Forest Carbon Forecast in the News

BioScience LTER issue

A new article in the widely read scientific journal BioScience features the Wildlands and Woodlands project as a model for applying science to society’s environmental challenges.

In the same issue, research by W&W authors Jonathan Thompson, David Foster, and others shows that current land development trends in Massachusetts will reduce forest carbon storage in the state by 18 percent over the next 50 years, while forest harvesting will have a much smaller impact.

Read the Boston Globe/AP story: Report: Mass. forests may face 18 percent decline.

The full BioScience special issue focuses on the nation’s Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) network as it enters its fourth decade. The 2010 Wildlands and Woodlands vision document drew heavily on research from the Harvard Forest and Hubbard Brook LTER programs.

Browse articles, press releases, photos, and other related information on the Harvard Forest website.