Smart Forests Initiative

Smart Forests will provide an integrated technological platform to monitor and respond to environmental change at the local to continental scales.  
Smart Forests News and Views Archive

News Items

Oct 10 Open House! Celebrating 60 Years of Research and Discovery at Hubbard Brook Sept 22, 2015 Open House Flyer.

'Smart Forest' on Gorham Campus to Provide Enhanced Educational, Research and Recreational Opportunities Sept 10, 2015 USM News Service.

Waterviz Added to Online Education Resource Tool Fresh Water Live September, 2015 Fresh Water Live.

Smart Forests Presentation at 2015 LTER All Scientists Meeting Aug 30, 2015 ASM Meeting.

Minnesota Bog Study Turns Up the Heat on Peat August 27, 2015 Nature.

Flow of Data Through Forest Service's Online WaterViz Tool Helped by NSF Grant August 19, 2015 NRS News Release.

Smart Forest and Waterviz Highlighted in Forest Service Innovation and Technology feature article August 7, 2015 Forest Service Innovation and Technology.

New National Science Foundation Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) Awarded to Smart Forest Scientists on ‘Confluence of Art, Music and Science at Long Term Ecological Research sites' August, 2015 Non Technical Abstract.

Internet of Everything (IoE) Making Forests Smart to Enable Climate Change Insights, March 26, 2015 Computer Business Review

Forests Get Smarter With Sensor Technology, March 25, 2015 Cisco News

NRS Smart Forests Meeting at Hubbard Brook, NH: March 11, 2015

WaterViz profiled in Databits: "WaterViz for Hubbard Brook: A New Water Cycle Visualization and Sonification Tool", December 14, 2014 Databits.

Alley Pond Smart Forest site featured in the New York Times: "High Tech Woods in Queens Help Us Monitor Urban Ecology" December 2, 2014 New York Times.

Introducing Climate Whirl: increasing public awareness of climate-forests interactions, September 30, 2014 Boreal Environment Research.

Smart Forest Network looks to ease sensor data flow from experimental forests, July 17, 2014 Environmental Monitor.

Spring 2014 The Smart Forests team successfully completed installations at the Marcell Experimental Forest, near Grand Rapids, MN and the Fernow Experimental Forest, near Parsons, WV.

The Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) launched the new EnviroSensing Cluster - Documenting Best Practices for Sensor Networks and Sensor Data Management
April 29, 2014 Visit the ESIP EnviroSensing Cluster Homepage

LTER scientists join SensorNis network at 2012 LTER All Scientists Meeting,
Sept. 10-13, Estes Park, Colorado

LTER sponsors workshop on Data Acquisition from Remote Locations,
June 10-15, 2012 at Sevilleta Field Station, central New Mexico

LTER Network Office sponsors training workshop on software tools for sensor networks,
May 1-4, 2012, Albuequerque, NM

US Forest Service and LTER workshop on Environmental Sensors & Wireless Sensor,
Oct. 24-27, 2011, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, NH

Smart Forests Stories

Seasons Unfolding
Phenology Monitoring at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest…

Birdsong Monitoring
Automated birdsong monitoring at H.J. Andrews Exper. Forest…

Fish Observation
Sagehen Creek fish monitoring at Sagehen Experimental Forest…

Carbon Uptake
Understanding Carbon Sequestration in Howland Forest...

Rainforest Ecology
Extreme events in a tropical rainforest. Coming soon...