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The Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF) is a 3,160 hectare reserve located in the White Mountain National Forest, near Woodstock, New Hampshire. The on-site research program is dedicated to the long-term study of forest and associated aquatic ecosystems.
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Site Contacts
Principal Investigator: Gary Lovett
Primary Contact: Timothy Fahey
Information Mgr: Mary Martin
Education Contact: Sarah Garlick
Graduate Student Representative: Ashley Lang
Social Science Representative: Lindsey Rustad
Climate Science Representative: John Campbell
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Hubbard Brook - USDA Forest Service
Northeastern Research Station
234 Mirror Lake Road
North Woodstock, NH 03262
Phone: 603-726-8902
Fax: 603-726-4851
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Site History
The HBEF was established by the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station in 1955 as a major center for hydrologic research in New England. In the early 1960's, Dr. F. Herbert Bormann and others proposed the use of small watersheds to study element cycling. In 1963, the Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study (HBES) was initiated by Bormann and Drs. Gene E. Likens and Noye M. Johnson, then on the faculty of Dartmouth College, and Dr. Robert S. Pierce of the USDA Forest Service. They proposed to use the small watershed approach at Hubbard Brook to study linkages between hydrologic and nutrient flux and cycling in response to natural and human disturbances, such as air pollution, forest cutting, land-use changes, increases in insect populations and climatic factors.
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Research Topics
Vegetation structure and production; dynamics of detritus in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; atmosphere-terrestrial-aquatic ecosystem linkages; heterotroph population dynamics; effects of human activities on ecosystems.
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Site Location
Lat: +43.94000 | Long. -71.75100

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Climate Info.
Annual High Mean Low
Temperature c 5.6c c
Precipitation mm/year 1396 mm/year mm/year