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“Photosynthesis for Dinner” by Erin OConnell

Artwork from the ForestGEO Network

Our field sites are beautiful.  Our network members are fantastic.  And sometimes our network members make fantastically beautiful art. 

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February 24, 2021
International Women and Girls in Science Day

ForestGEO Celebrates International Women & Girls in Science Day 2021

On February 11, we take a moment to amplify some recent work by women of the ForestGEO network.

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February 11, 2021
Andrés F. Jiménez, Eugenio Sánchez, and Felizberto Melendez.

Conducting Annual Mortality Surveys in the ForestGEO Network (amid a Global Pandemic)

Global partnerships & new safety protocols have allowed some field crews to carry out their Annual Mortality Surveys in 2021.

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February 10, 2021
Xiaomao Wang, Natalia Umaña, Jenny Zambrano, and Vincent Battista

Spotlight Series: Jenny Zambrano and the Most Interesting, Complex Ecosystems

Jenny Zambrano has conducted research at Luquillo, Wabikon, & Michigan Big Woods.  Where to next?

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February 3, 2021
A microscope image of a tree core.

Intern Experience: Appreciating the “evolutionary cleverness” of tree hydraulics

In her internship with SERC's Quantitative Ecology Lab, Andressa Viol explored tree hydraulics (and created a fantastic video!).

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January 25, 2021
2020: What a year!

2020: The Year in Pictures

As we wave farewell to this year, we pause to highlight some of 2020's principle features and accomplishments for ForestGEO.

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December 22, 2020
A collage of written documents.

Celebrating 30 Years of Network History

In 2020 we celebrate 30 years of being a global research network by sharing three new resources regarding ForestGEO's history.  

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December 15, 2020
Albert Kim next to a tree and in front of a recording device

Spotlight Series: Albert Y. Kim on the Importance of Knowing Your Data’s Context

Albert Y. Kim (he/him)  will spend his upcoming sabbatical working virtually at the ForestGEO SCBI site in Front Royal, Virginia (USA) as a visiting scholar. 

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December 8, 2020
Aerial view of a forest canopy.

Is the growth-mortality trade-off a general law of tropical forest ecology?

Assumed laws and the reality of lawlessness - testing for generality using data from ten ForestGEO sites

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November 23, 2020
Bier Kraichak

Spotlight Series: Ekaphan “Bier” Kraichak and the Epiphytic Organisms of Khao Chong (& Santa Cruz, Too)

Bier has done research at both the Santa Cruz and Khao Chong FDPs.  He currently heads up the Biodiversity Ecology and Evolution Research Lab and teaches at Kasetsart University.

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November 9, 2020
David Kenfack

David Kenfack Elected as a Fellow to the African Academy of Sciences

This distinguished membership recognizes African scientists who have “attained the highest level of excellence in their scientific field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of science regionally and globally.” 

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October 30, 2020
George Chuyong

Spotlight Series: George Chuyong and the Pleistocene Refugium of Korup, Cameroon

In 1997 the Korup 50-ha plot was coming to fruition with George Chuyong as one of its PIs.  He continues to be active in that role & is also a professor in the Department of Plant Science at the University of Buea.

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October 7, 2020
Screenshot of Climate Data Portal website.

ForestGEO Ecosystems and Climate Lab Launches Climate Data Portal

The ForestGEO Ecosystems & Climate Lab is pleased to introduce the ForestGEO Climate Data Portal.  It is hosted on GitHub and is the product of great collaboration.

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September 22, 2020
Erika Gonzalez-Akre

Spotlight Series: Erika Gonzalez-Akre & Her Path from the Tropics to SCBI’s Temperate Plot

As Erika prepares to depart from her role as the lab manager for ForestGEO's Ecosystems & Climate Lab, we say a hearty "Thank you!" and learn about her work there.

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September 10, 2020
Panorama of Ordway Swisher plot.

ForestGEO Welcomes 71st Plot to the Network: Ordway Swisher, Florida, USA

The Ordway Swisher Forest Dynamics Plot is a 23.04-ha upland sandhill forest near Melrose, Florida, USA.

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August 31, 2020
ForestGEO logo superimposed on a graphic of a computer.

Your Feedback in Action: New Networking Opportunity and Virtual Seminar Series

We appreciate the feedback that you shared and are pleased to introduce two new virtual programs: an early-career conversation group, and a monthly seminar series.

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August 24, 2020

Digital Resources from ForestGEO

Itching to learn a new skill? Seeking ForestGEO data, or a publication that uses it? Our latest blog post describes the resources available on our website, including a new page that highlights tutorials on science writing, software, and statistical analysis.

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July 30, 2020

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