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Hubbard Brook H u b b a r d B r o o k E x p e r i m e n t a l F o r e s t i
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s a n a r e a o f l a n d i n t h e W h it e M o u n t a i n
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u t d o o r l a b o r a t o r y f o r e c o l o g i c a l s t u d i e
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s . I t w a s i n it i a ll y e s t a b li s h e d i n 1 9 5 5 b y t
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h e U n it e d S t a t e s F o r e s t S e r v i c e f o r t h e
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s t u d y o f t h e r e l a ti o n s h i p b e t w e e n f o r
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e s t c o v e r a n d w a t e r q u a li t y a n d s u p p l y .
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Forest land management In 1955 the first tract was dedicated, in the Hubbard Brook watershed, just west of the village of West Thornton, New Hampshire . The first stream in the forest was fitted with monitoring devices in 1956. Subsequently, seven additional feeder streams and their associated watersheds were delimited for study. Each such zone functions essentially as a closed environmental system. Since efflux of water, minerals, and water-bound organisms leaving each watershed (and leaving the entire forest as well) can be monitored, the effects of changes experimentally introduced into the system can be measured. Hubbard Brook Ecosystem Study For the first five or six years after its establishment the HBEF was used for research in forestry but soon its value for study of the forest ecosystem was recognized and it attracted the interest of researchers from major universities. The work at Hubbard Brook has led researchers there and elsewhere to try to model or better understand the complex forest ecosystem, including its interaction with humans. HBEF research teams have succeeded in elucidating a number of vexing environmental problems, most notably the harmful effects of acid rain . The forest preservation the research promotes helps to protect watershed chemistry, ambient humidity, seasonal temperature fluctuations, and wildlife habitats. History
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2010 for the course BUS 1 taught by Professor Raj during the Spring '10 term at Acton School of Business.

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Hubbard Brook - Hubbard Brook H u b b a r d B r o o k E x p...

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