We have our first ‘guest blogger’. At the Foundation’s annual meeting in early August, Dr. Evelyn Williams received the Manierre Award, awarded annually in recognition of recent, peer-reviewed publication of Foundation-sponsored work at the Huron Mountains.  Evelyn is a conservation scientist at the Chicago Botanic Garden.  Her award-winning publications spring …

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Finding the headwaters

The Foundation’s 2016 project list includes a rich crop of new studies.  Eight new initiatives (from a total of 25) address topics ranging from paleoecology to mammalian population and community biology to microbial genetics.  I hope to offer windows into several of these, beginning with a study of stream geomorphology. Small, …

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Twenty years of fungi

Documentation of “reference ecosystems”  like the pristine landscape of the Huron Mts. is critical for understanding the ‘baseline’ behavior of ecological processes without the confusing effects of a history of intensive human management; without such studies, it is impossible to fully assess effects of long-term environmental changes.  However, the value …

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