Tag Archives: seedlings

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 […]

Faith in a seed. New research examines a ‘biodiversity bottleneck’ – seedling establishment in northern forests

“I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.”  ~ Henry David Thoreau As Thoreau notes, seeds are magic. Yet, seeds are also extremely sensitive. Seedlings, without the energy reserves or extensive root systems of adult plants, only thrive within a narrow […]