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    LECTURES

    Burba Lecture - Ecosystem Flips, Locks, and Feedback

    Presented by Northeastern University Marine Science Center

    March 27, 2015

    The largest marine plants, kelp, create underwater forests along Maine’s rocky coast.   Remarkably, these forests can appear or disappear in a year or two but once “flipped” they can “lock” into an alternative stable state for decades.  Our research determined that flips and locks began with overharvesting of groundfish such as ...more


    Permaculture 101

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    March 29, 2015

    Have you been wondering what exactly permaculture is and how it could help your garden? Come to Fruitlands and have all your questions answered. Jonathan Bates, ecologist and co-founder of Food...more

    Fruitlands Reads: John Hanson Mitchell An Eden of Sorts: The Natural History of My Feral Garden

    Presented by Fruitlands Museum at Fruitlands Museum, Harvard

    April 22, 2015

    Twenty-five years ago author and naturalist John Hanson Mitchell cut down a 1 ½ acre stand of seventy-five-year-old white pines and planted a garden in their place. An Eden of Sorts is a...more

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