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Lament

David R. Foster (ed.)

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The hemlock woods at the Harvard Forest are filled with scientific apparatus to monitor threats similar to the one that killed chestnut trees. The forest, the soils, and the streams are all gauged ... More


Notes from the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest

John Seibert Farnsworth

in Nature beyond Solitude: Notes from the Field

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501747281
eISBN:
9781501747298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747281.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter details the author's field notes from the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest. The author was awarded a two-week residency in the forest through the Spring Creek Project, which is ... More


Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Anthony D'Amato and Benjamin Baiser

David R. Foster (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The Eastern Hemlock, massive and majestic, has played a unique role in structuring northeastern forest environments, from Nova Scotia to Wisconsin and through the Appalachian Mountains to North ... More


Hemlock’s Future in the Context of Its Past

David R. Foster (ed.)

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The hemlock, a long-lived evergreen tree, suffered the heaviest decline from the landscape destruction following the arrival of Europeans in North America. Since the days of the Civil War, the ... More


An Iconic Species

David R. Foster (ed.)

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the hemlock's distinctive characteristics, including its wide-ranging effects on the environment and other organisms. The hemlock's dense foliage allows almost no light to ... More


Hemlock as a Foundation Species

David R. Foster

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Foundation species build and define ecosystems and maintain a wide range of services: clean air and water, wood products and wildlife, and solitude and inspiration. This chapter discusses the ... More


A Range-Wide Hemlock Decline

David R. Foster

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The sudden decline of the hemlock 5,500 years ago is a striking feature that appears in all paleoecological records. The records from most New England lakes feature shifts in vegetation along with ... More


Invasion of an Exotic Pest

David R. Foster (ed.)

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Tree declines from invasive insect pests generate a variety of short- and long-term effects on forests along with impacts on ecosystems and wildlife. This chapter discusses the hemlock woolly ... More


Cut or Girdle

David R. Foster

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The Harvard Forest Hemlock Removal Experiment, also known as Cut or Girdle, is a long-term experiment set up at Harvard Forest with the goal of understanding how forest ecosystems respond following ... More


Modeling the Dynamics of A Forest Giant

David R. Foster (ed.)

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the use of simulation models to address ecological questions. Ecological modelling refers to computer simulations of ecological processses represented and linked together using ... More


Reprise: Eastern Hemlock As A Foundation Species

David R. Foster (ed.)

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The eastern hemlock is identified as a foundation species—a species that creates its own ecosystem and is intimately linked to the majority of other species in the system. This chapter discusses the ... More


When Doing Nothing is a Viable Alternative: Insights into Conservation and Management

David R. Foster

in Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300179385
eISBN:
9780300186772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses issues of conservation and management with hemlock serving as an effective focal point, and provides insights on land management and ways to protect forests in the eastern ... More


An Eye for Trees

Richard Higgins and Richard Higgins

in Thoreau and the Language of Trees

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520294042
eISBN:
9780520967311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294042.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Thoreau observed the shape, color, texture and stance of trees. His eye took in all—root, trunk, bark, branch and crown, leaf, blossom and cone. He knew them all over Concord—birches, basswoods, ... More


The End: Freedom to Choose and the Right to Die

Lewis A. Grossman

in Choose Your Medicine: Freedom of Therapeutic Choice in America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190612757
eISBN:
9780197606582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190612757.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Americans’ hesitant embrace of physician-assisted suicide (PAS). After considering the right to refuse life-sustaining treatment and the general rejection of ... More


Thinking about Breeds and Species

David Ehrenfeld

in Swimming Lessons: Keeping Afloat in the Age of Technology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195148527
eISBN:
9780197561867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195148527.003.0033
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Our family dog is an Andalusian bog hound, a perfect specimen of his breed. His appearance and behavior are typical of bog hounds, but for those readers not familiar with them, a description is in ... More


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