New video series highlights HFR Global Change studies

Network News Spring 2012, Vol. 25 No. 2
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A new HFR video series features studies ranging from butterfly population dynamics to public health. The videos, produced by Roberto Mighty of Celestial Media, were designed for students, educators, the media, and other public audiences.

  • Shifting ButterflyHabitat – Senior Ecologist Elizabeth Crone and post-doc Greg Breed describe how land-use change, climate, and invasive plants may be impacting Massachusetts butterfly populations.
  • Ragweed Allergy Hotspots in New England – Ecologist Kristina Stinson, post-doc Sydne Record, and summer research students explain how shifts in carbon dioxide affect the allergenic potency of the common ragweed plant—and what that means for allergy sufferers in the area.
  • Deer and Moose Impacts on Southern New England Forests – Ecologist Ed Faison and research assistant Greta VanScoy show how they measure the feeding intensity of deer and moose on saplings in recently harvested forest stands.
  • Forest Ants and Climate Change – Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison discusses the importance of studying ants as climate warms.
  • Invasive Species: the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid – Ecologist Dave Orwig focuses on the Eastern Hemlock--a foundation species in New England--and the invasive pest, the hemlock woolly adelgid. He also describes other pests new to the region, such as the Asian longhorned beetle, and some methods used to control them.

More videos and photos are available in the HF media catalog