Hubbard Brook: Lessons Learned from Long-term Ecosystem Studies

Posted: May 14, 2019

David Sheperd Family Lecture Series welcomes Gene Likens

Students testing water quality

Event Details

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019
    7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Market Hall

Dr. Gene E. Likens, founding director and president emeritus, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is a founding researcher in the long-term Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, which has been ongoing for more than 56 years. He’ll share with us major findings including the discovery of acid rain in North America in 1963; the effects of deforestation and forest harvest on water yield and quality, and on forest recovery following disturbance; and the understanding that stream and river ecosystems are integral components of the landscape; and the evaluation of long-term changes in biodiversity and climate.