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Award Abstract #1313688

CNH-Ex: An Analysis of Disturbance Interactions and Ecosystem Resilience in the Northern Forest of New England

Division Of Environmental Biology
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Initial Amendment Date: July 10, 2013
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Latest Amendment Date: July 10, 2013
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Award Number: 1313688
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Award Instrument: Standard Grant
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Program Manager: Betsy Von Holle
DEB Division Of Environmental Biology
BIO Direct For Biological Sciences
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Start Date: July 15, 2013
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End Date: June 30, 2016 (Estimated)
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Awarded Amount to Date: $235,494.00
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Investigator(s): Erin Simons-Legaard erin.simons@maine.edu (Principal Investigator)
Jessica Leahy (Co-Principal Investigator)
Aaron Weiskittel (Co-Principal Investigator)
Kasey Legaard (Co-Principal Investigator)
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Sponsor: University of Maine
5717 Corbett Hall
ORONO, ME 04469-5717 (207)581-1484
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Program Reference Code(s): 1691, 9150, 9169, 9278
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Program Element Code(s): 1691


This project will expand a widely used simulation model to study how natural processes interact with changing social and economic pressures to determine the sustainability of forests. Researchers will examine patterns and causes of land use and forest conversion in one of the major remaining forests of the U.S., the woods of northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Two main questions are how changes in land ownership affect management decisions, and whether decisions based on short-term economic interests increase the vulnerability of forest to natural disturbances.

The woods of the far northeastern U.S. are a nationally important source of forest products and recreation. This project will help managers anticipate the long-term consequences of alternative policies and better maintain our domestic access to timber and paper. Outcomes will be disseminated to policy makers and land managers via publication in a policy review, a U.S. Forest Service symposium, and the model user group. The project will also train an undergraduate.


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