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Harvard Forest Research Project 2022

  • Title: Impact of deer and moose on soil carbon, soil respiration and root biomass
  • Principal investigator: Marc-Andre Giasson (mgiasson@bu.edu)
  • Institution: Boston University
  • Primary contact: Audrey Barker Plotkin (aabarker@fas.harvard.edu)
  • Team members: Stephen DeStefano; Edward Faison; Adrien Finzi
  • Abstract:

    Over the past decade, several deer and moose exclosures have been built at Harvard Forest to study the effect of ungulate browsing on tree regeneration, species diversity, and composition. The main objective of this proposed research is to build on the existing infrastructure to study the impacts of deer and moose browsing on soil carbon stocks (soil C, root biomass) and soil respiration in regenerating forests.