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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 Delaware, OH
7 Center for Research on Ecosystem Change Durham, NH
6 Climate, Fire, and Carbon Cycle Sciences Newtown Square, PA
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 Morgantown, WV
5 Forest Inventory and Analysis St. Paul, MN
4 Genetics, Biological Control, and Management of Invasive Species Delaware, OH
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
9 People and Their Environments: Social Science Supporting Natural Resource Management and Policy Evanston, IL
11 Sustainable Management of Central Hardwood Ecosystems and Landscapes Columbia, MO
2 Sustaining Forests in a Changing Environment Irvine, PA
15 The Strategic Foresight Group Newtown Square, PA
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