forest ecology

Brown Bag: Invasive Plants in our Backyard: What we’ve learned in ANP

Invasive Plants in our Backyard: What we’ve learned in Acadia National Park Join Jesse Wheeler, Exotic Plant Management Program Coordinator, Acadia National Park as he presents this Brown Bag lunch, Thursday, June 20, 2019. Almost a quarter of all plant species in Acadia are not native to the region, however only two dozen have become

Sierra Magazine Reports on Schoodic Institute Forest Research

  “We are working with forests at Schoodic Institute to understand how climate change will affect trees, and what measures we can take to foster healthy forests in the future,” said Schoodic Institute’s Director of Science, Dr. Nick Fisichelli in response to a recent story by Madeline Ostrander of Sierra Magazine. The article published this

Institute Staff and Techs Attend 2018 ANP Science Symposium

  The Acadia National Park Science Symposium was held on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Over 100 people attended the event held at The College of the Atlantic – many being students with an interest in research and science in Acadia National Park. Schoodic Institute staff and field technicians were attendees and presenters. Diana Gurvich (pictured below)

Low-Bush Blueberries in a Changing Climate

Schoodic Institute invites the public to a public presentation, Thursday, August 16, 2018 in Wright Hall Room 110 on the Institute campus. With climate change already affecting the state of Maine, it is important to understand how local agricultural products are responding to warming conditions. This summer utilizing an inexpensive passive-warming technique, Schoodic Institute and

Brown Bag: Old Bucketnose – Icon of the North Woods

Lee Kantar, State Moose Biologist for Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will give a talk about Maine’s moose.  Lee will discuss natural history of moose, current research and management and may even throw in a few up-close experiences with these magnificent Icons of the North Woods. Bring your lunch and learn more about

Forest Ecology Field Techs Get to Work

  Forest ecology field interns have had a busy two weeks since arriving for the summer. Catch up with some of their work, and see a few observations made along the way! Techs stumbled upon a juvenile eastern newt, or red eft as they are aptly named, while completing their plant phenology trail through the

National Junior Ranger Day

Celebrate spring with a field day full of free, family activities and events. National Jr. Ranger and International Bird Day are geared toward children ages 12 and under and accompanied by an adult. Rain or Shine! Begin the adventure at Eliot Hall on the Schoodic institute campus. Explore the forest and be a salamander sleuth,

Brown Bag: Maritime pine communities of Acadia National Park

Two ecologically similar pine species form mid successional communities on ledge outcrops in ANP. Pitch pine dominates communities on Mount Desert Island, while jack pine dominates those on the Schoodic Peninsula. Over two decades of research suggests that their disjunct distribution is due to microclimatic differences between these locations and their ecophysiological adaptations. On Thursday,