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David Foster Lecture at Amherst College
Tue, January 31, 2017 7:00PM to 8:30PM (Eastern)
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"New England Conservation
in an Era of Global Change"

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

7pm Lecture at Paino Lecture Hall,
next to the Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College

6pm reception at the Museum of Natural History
hosted by Amherst College

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David Foster is an ecologist and author of Thoreau's Country – Journey through a Transformed Landscape (1999), Forests in Time - The Environmental Consequences of 1000 years of Change in New England (2004), and Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge (2014). David is also a co-author of Wildlands and Woodlands – A Vision for the New England Landscape, which lays out an ambitious plan for the protection and conservation of forest and farmland across the region. 

Foster's recently released book A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha's Vineyard (2017) explores the ecological dynamics, conservation history, and future prospects for one of New England’s iconic and most threatened landscapes.

Foster is the director of the Harvard Forest, a 4,000-acre ecological laboratory and classroom in Petersham and a faculty member in ecology at Harvard University. He leads the Harvard Forest Long Term Ecological Research program, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, which involves more than 100 scientists and students from across the nation investigating the dynamics of the New England landscape as a consequence of climate change, human activity, and natural disturbance. 

Foster serves on the boards of The Trustees of Reservations and Highstead Foundation and lives in Shutesbury, Massachusetts with his wife Marianne Jorgensen.

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