Research in the News

What are the impacts of climate change on maple syrup production and can we manage for them?

On December 15th, 2017, ACERnet presented a special track of talks and discussions at the Forest Ecosystem and Monitoring Cooperative Conference in Burlington, Vermont on 'What are the impacts of … [Read more...]

Warm February + Cold March = Average Sap Season by April

Ask a sugar maker if they think it will be a good season in February or March and they are likely to say, "Ask me in May." There's a good reason for that, and this year's season is exhibit A. A … [Read more...]

Early Tapping at Harvard Forest

While the snow and cold has finally arrived, warm temperatures last week started sap flowing in Massachusetts. I tapped the trees on February 1, the earliest I’ve tapped by more than 2 weeks, and … [Read more...]

ACERnet funded by NE CSC

Acer Climate and Socio-Ecological Research Network (ACERnet) is an international group of scientists dedicated to advancing our understanding of sugar maple ecology and management of maple species  in … [Read more...]

Bullard Fellowship at Harvard Forest

In September I began a 1-year fellowship at Harvard Forest. The Bullard Fellowship program enables mid-career scientists the opportunity to pursue research or other activities on forest related … [Read more...]

Maple sap is flowing at Harvard Forest

Tapping started about 3 weeks later than usual at Harvard Forest this year due to cold temperatures. I tapped the trees on March 9th. Early flows were light, but now the sap is flowing well. The … [Read more...]

In the New York Times

The New York Times published an article, The Bloom is On for Maple Syrup, in their Science Times section today. The article describes my research which was published in the journal Forest Ecology and … [Read more...]

Article on the effect of masting on maple syrup production published in Forest Ecology and Management

The article Maple syrup production declines following masting was published online in Forest Ecology and Management on October 27, 2014.  In the article, I show with co-author Elizabeth Crone  that … [Read more...]

Article on epiphyte response to climate change published in F1000Research

F1000Research highlighted my article on the response of epiphytes to drought and experimental warming. The paper, with co-author Miles Silman, was published in F1000Research on June 6, 2014. We … [Read more...]

NSF publishes press release highlighting research on Whitebark Pine

The National Science Foundation published a press release on June 10, 2013 highlighting my research on whitebark pine. In the paper, published in the Journal of Ecology, co-authors Eliot McIntire and … [Read more...]