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CFRU Webinar: Worth the Wait: The Value of Long-Term Forest Research in Maine

February 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Aerial, landscape view of forestry experiment with grids overlain
Plots established at the CFRU’s Austin Pond study site

This webinar will begin with a presentation by Dr. Ivan Fernandez (University of Maine), who will discuss the establishment of the Bear Brook Watershed in Maine (BBWM) and the scientific value, both expected and unexpected, that this long-term, nitrogen-addition study has contributed to forest ecology.

After this talk, CFRU Program Leader Dr. Brian Roth will discuss several long-term studies that have been conducted by the CFRU, starting with an overview of the Austin Pond study (initially established for herbicide trials, but unexpectedly contributing a lot of value to growth and yield modelling) and finishing with an overview of the CFRU’s new Maine Adaptive Silviculture Network (MASN).

There will be time reserved for questions following their presentations.

This webinar will be held on February 13th, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST using Zoom web conferencing software. This webinar is open to the public.

Please click on this link to register for this webinar

SPACE IS LIMITED, so please sign up early!

This webinar is pending approval for 1 Category 1 CFE credit through the Society of American Foresters.

Webinar Program 

2:00 – Welcome (CFRU), The Bear Brook Watershed in Maine: Three Decades of Whole Watershed Experimental Manipulation (Ivan Fernandez)

2:30 – Forty Years of Research at Austin Pond and the Next Generation of Adaptive Silviculture Research at the CFRU (Brian Roth)

2:50 – Q & A with Ivan and Brian


Using Zoom

Please register for this webinar ahead of time using the link provided above.

When joining the meeting, you will be prompted to download Zoom launcher. Please follow the instructions provided to enter the webinar.

For these webinar presentations, participants will be muted and video will be disabled.

Please feel free to type questions for the presenters in the chat box on the left-hand side of the screen – these questions will be read by the moderator at the end of the presentation. There may also be time for you to ask questions as well.


About the Presenters

Ivan Fernandez, PhD is a Distinguished Maine Professor in forest soils through both the School of Forest Resources and Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine.

Brian Roth, PhD is the Program Leader of the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit, housed within the Center for Research on Sustainable Forests at the University of Maine.



February 13, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm