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David Foster

David Foster

Director, Harvard Forest, Harvard University

drfoster@fas.harvard.edu

978-724-3302

Harvard Forest and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University
Petersham, MA 01366
USA

Titles

  • Professor, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
  • Director, Harvard Forest, Harvard University

Education

  • MS, Ecology, University of Minnesota, 1983
  • PhD, Ecology, University of Minnesota, 1983
  • BA, Botany and Religious Studies, Connecticut College, 1977

Journal Articles

2012

Thompson, J., A. D. Wiek, F. Swanson, S. Carpenter, N. Fresco, T. Hollingsworth, T. Chapin, T. Spies and D. R. Foster. 2012. Scenario studies as a synthetic and integrative research activity for long-term ecological research. BioScience 62(4):367-376. DOI: 10.1525/bio.2012.62.4.8. (link )

2008

Grimm, N. B., D. R. Foster, P. M. Groffman, J. M. Grove, C. S. Hopkinson, K. J. Nadelhoffer, D. P. Peters and D. E. Pataki. 2008. The changing landscape: Ecosystem responses to urbanization and pollution across climatic and societal gradients. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6(5):264-272. (link )

2007

McDonald, R. I., C. Yuan-Farrell, C. Fievet, M. S. Moeller, P. M. Kareiva, D. R. Foster, T. Gragson, A. P. Kinzig, L. H. Kuby and C. L. Redman. 2007. Estimating the effect of protected lands on the development and conservation of their surroundings. Conservation Biology 21(6):1526-1536. DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2007.00799.x. (link )

2003

Foster, D. R., F. Swanson, J. D. Aber, J. Burke, N. Brokaw, D. Tilman and A. K. Knapp. 2003. The importance of land-use legacies to ecology and conservation. BioScience 53(1):77-88.

Books

2008

Redman, C. L. and D. R. Foster eds. 2008. Agrarian Landscapes in Transition: Comparisons of Long-Term Ecological and Cultural Change. Oxford University Press. New York.

Posters

2004

Redman, C. L., A. P. Kinzig, D. R. Foster, M. P. Gutmann, P. M. Kareiva and L. H. Kuby. 2004. Agrarian landscapes in transition: A cross-scale approach. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link )

Presentations

2011

Collins, S. L., G. P. Robertson, D. R. Foster and D. L. Childers. 2011. Emergence and future role of long-term socio-ecological research for earth stewardship. Presentation at the SYMP 8 - Thirty Years of Earth Stewardship Research: Long-Term Matters at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Robertson, G. P., D. R. Foster, C. G. Boone, D. L. Childers and S. E. Hobbie. 2011. SYMP 8 -- Thirty years of earth stewardship research: Long-term matters. Symposium organized at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Thompson, J. R., D. R. Foster, S. R. Carpenter, T. A. Spies, N. B. Grimm and F. J. Swanson. 2011. Future scenarios of landscape vulnerability and resilience to global change. Presentation at the SYMP 8 - Thirty Years of Earth Stewardship Research: Long-Term Matters at the 7-12 August 2011 96th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

2009

Foster, D. R., S. Carpenter and N. B. Grimm. 2009. Scenarios of future landscape change. Working group organizers at 14-16 September 2009 LTER All Scientist Meeting, Integrating Science and Society in a World of Constant Change.

2000

Foster, D. R., N. Brokaw, B. McDowell, J. Thompson and R. Waide. 2000. Importance of past and current human and natural disturbance in ecosystems. Workshop presented at 2-4 August 2000, Long-Term Ecological Research: Unifying Principles and Global Applications, LTER All Scientists Meeting, Snowbird, UT.