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Northern Research Station
11 Campus Blvd., Suite 200
Newtown Square, PA 19073
(610) 557-4017
(610) 557-4132 TTY/TDD

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Research at the Northern Research Station

Research Themes

Photo: Emerald Ash Borer emerging from tree.Forest Disturbance Processes

Protect people and forest landscapes from the threat of undesirable disturbances

Photo: Man walks on beach with city skyline and trees in background.Urban Natural Resource Stewardship

Improve the quality of life in urban areas through natural resources stewardship

Photo: Trees on New England mountainside with lake and blue sky behind.Sustaining Forests

Maintain and enhance forest productivity and benefits

Photo: Aerial view of bog at Marcell Experimental Forest in Minnesota with trees in their fall colors.Providing Clean Water and Air

Increase production of clean water and air for a growing population

Photo: Oak seedling. Natural Resources Inventory, Monitoring, and Assessment

Establish baselines, track change, quantify threats, demonstrate effectiveness, prioritize research efforts, and understand our natural resources, and the policies, practices, and processes that impact them.

Research Work Units

Order by: Unit | Title | Location

Unit Title Leader Location
10 Biological and Environmental Influences on Forest Health and Productivity Madison, WI
6 Climate, Fire, and Carbon Cycle Sciences Houghton, MI
1 Ecological and Economic Sustainability of the Appalachian Forest in an Era of Globalization Princeton, WV
3 Ecology and Management of Invasive Species and Forest Ecosystems Lansing, MI
5 Forest Inventory and Analysis St. Paul, MN
4 Genetics, Biological Control, and Management of Invasive Species Madison, WI
14 Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center West Lafayette, IN
13 Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies: Theory and Application of Scaling Science in Forestry Rhinelander, WI
7 Northern Forest Science and Applications Durham, NH
9 People and Their Environments: Social Science Supporting Natural Resource Management and Policy St. Paul, MN
11 Sustainable Management of Central Hardwood Ecosystems and Landscapes Columbia, MO
2 Sustaining Forests in a Changing Environment Princeton, WV
15 The Strategic Foresight Group St. Paul, MN
8 Urban Forests, Human Health, and Environmental Quality Amherst, MA


Research Lands

Hiker looks out over Alpine Gardens Research Natural AreaResearch Natural Areas

Weir on Marcell Experimental ForestExperimental Forests


Research Facilities

Interior view of rhizotron in Houghton, MichiganRhizotron

Aspen FACE ringAspen Free Air Carbon Enrichment (FACE) Experiment

Quarantine Facility in Ansonia, ConnecticutQuarantine Facility

Special Programs

Eastern Area Modeling Consortium, Fire Weather & Air Quality Research

Eastern Area Modeling Consortium

[photo:] Kids snowshoeing at Dyken pond

Environmental Literacy Program

an image of inventory plots on an aerial photo

National Inventory & Monitoring Applications Center

Northern Institute of Applied Carbon Science



Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science

[image:] New York City Skyline


Urban Field Stations

Last Modified: 05/28/2013