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Ecology in OSU’s Hidden Forest

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

by James H. Capshew* I started reading The Hidden Forest by Jon Luoma in December. Subtitled The Biography of an Ecosystem, the book details the history of the 16,000-acre H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest and the scientists who have worked there, uncovering the roles of soils, organisms, natural events, and human impacts on a complex forest [...]

Reflection: Bristlecone Pines Between History and Imagination

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

by Laura Cray* On October 14, James Capshew invited his audience at the Autzen House Center for the Humanities to stop and smell the pine cones—or at least contemplate their place in the human understanding of time.  His lecture entitled, “The Fascinations of Age: Bristlecone Pines Between History and Imagination,” explored Capshew’s most recent research [...]

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