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OLD GROWTH VIDEO

  Posted by rcraig , 04 February 2014 · 728 views



The last in our series of videos on secondary succession is entitled Old Growth.  It documents the late successional development of forest communities in southern New England.  It also summarizes the main points raised in all three videos in this series.  This video may be viewed here.



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OLD FIELD VIDEO AVAILABLE

  Posted by rcraig , 25 January 2014 · 721 views



The second portion of our video series on secondary succession is available here.  It focuses on the evolution of a meadow into an old field and on the beginning stages of old field invasion by trees.  It includes images of some characteristic New England old field species and it also features images of birds present at the fore...


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SECONDARY SUCCESSION VIDEO NOW AVAILABLE

  Posted by rcraig , 14 January 2014 · 799 views





The final installment from our first generation of video productions is entitled Secondary Succession.  The video is comprised of three 15 minute segments, with the first subtitled The Meadow.  This video explores the beginning stages of secondary succession.  It focuses on the development of a meadow environment in...


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BCR TEAMS WITH SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHER

  Posted by rcraig , 17 December 2013 · 2,478 views



Bird Conservation Research, Inc. had its origins in grants from the business world, and to this day has never followed the standard non-profit money-begging model of annual appeals, auctions, and the like. Once a year we invite individuals to join as members in furthering our mission of community-based scientific research and environmenta...


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Newsletter focuses on curlew search, New England forest bird survey

  Posted by rcraig , 27 November 2013 · 786 views

Newsletter focuses on curlew search, New England forest bird survey The October newsletter of Bird Conservation Research, Inc. focused on the continued search for fall-migrating Eskimo Curlews occurring on the coast of Massachusetts. It also provided an update on the Forest Bird Survey of Southern New England , which is now in the data analysis phase. Computations of population densities and distributions are now comp...


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AP Environmental Science Videos

  Posted by rcraig , 15 September 2013 · 1,676 views

Bird Conservation Research, Inc. has been pioneering new approaches to online education with a video series that focuses on the AP Environmental Science Curriculum. The first episode uses the evolution of birds as a point of departure for examining large scale Earth phenomena.  It then introduces the topic of Earth Systems and Resources and focuses s...


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New Videos Highlight Earth Systems

  Posted by rcraig , 27 August 2013 · 927 views

New Videos Highlight Earth Systems Bird Conservation Research, Inc. has just released its first two videos from a planned series on environmental science. The videos follow the national AP Environmental Science curriculum.

The videos are entitled Earth Systems 1 and Earth Systems 2 . They investigate large scale physical processes occurring on Earth and relate these phenomena to life...


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STUDY OF GEOGRAPHIC BIRD DIVERSITY PATTERNS NOW AVAILABLE

  Posted by rcraig , 06 August 2013 · 985 views

STUDY OF GEOGRAPHIC BIRD DIVERSITY PATTERNS NOW AVAILABLE The second major paper to arise from the Forest Bird Survey of Southern New England is now available for free download from the Bird Conservation Research, Inc. web site as well as from Bird Conservation Contributions - the scientific journal of BCR. This paper, FACTORS INFLUENCING GEOGRAPHIC PATTERNS IN DIVERSITY OF FOREST BIRD COMMUNITIES OF EASTERN...


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JULY BCR NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS ENDANGERED SPECIES

  Posted by rcraig , 12 July 2013 · 584 views

JULY BCR NEWSLETTER HIGHLIGHTS ENDANGERED SPECIES The full color, downloadable July newsletter of Bird Conservation Research, Inc. may be accessed at our web site's publications page.  Read about the latest progress on the Forest Bird Survey of Southern New England, and also about Eskimo Curlews and Ivory-billed Woodpeckers.



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IVORY-BILLED GHOST BIRDS

  Posted by rcraig , 28 May 2013 · 2,508 views

I have tucked away in an old file a letter addressed to me from James Tanner. He was someone who I had known of since my early teens, although when I initially corresponded with him I didn’t let on that I did. Back in the days before computer generated form letters, he replied to me with a personal and eminently polite note concerning the graduate program...






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