For our Winter 2021 meetings (Jan, Feb, March) we are discussing fire. The 2020 fire season will leave its mark on ecosystems of the western Cascade Mountains, inside and outside the boundaries of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest and LTER site. Our history of fire-related research and long-term inquiry contribute to our existing knowledge of fire in the region and provide us a unique opportunity to understand the consequences of these large fires on our complex mountain landscape. With these talks we hope to spark further discussions among the research community.
“How do soil carbon dynamics respond to differing severities of fire disturbance?” presented by Kate Lajtha, Professor, Crop and Soil Science, OSU
"Long-term fire effects on soil C and N around HJA" presented by Steven Perakis, USGS Research Ecologist
Announcements and Reminders:
- Site update: The headquarters of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest are closed due to restrictions around COVID and safety of staff and visitors. Watersheds 1, 2, 9 are within the burned area and are closed by Willamette National Forest and PNW Research Station. Stays on site for summer field research will be limited. Contact Mark Schulze with questions.
- Andrews Forest LTER data are featured in the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s (OMSI)’s Science At Home Weekly, which offers curated, digital content for K-8 students focused on weekly themes https://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/news/fun-data-science-free-online-activity
- We’ve updated our acknowledgements statement in recognition that all work on site, and all data, are supported in some way by the LTER grant and the Experimental Forest. Citing the LTER grant by number is absolutely critical on publications, theses, and dissertations. See https://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/acknowledgements. If you use data from the Andrews Forest, please also include a data citation and DOI.
- Let us know about your new publications! Please send pdf to: HJApubs@fsl.orst.edu
Our meetings follow the academic year. Future meetings: March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4. 9-11 AM.