Forest Ecology

Alpine vegetation on the summit of a mountain in Acadia National Park as the sun rises.
February 1, 2024

Acadia’s Summit Restoration Project is Looking Up (and West)

by Chris Nadeau, Climate Change Adaptation Scientist I was astonished the first time I visited Cadillac Mountain, but not just […]

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A member of Acadia National Park’s Vegetation Crew manages a browntail moth web.
January 11, 2024


A glimpse into non-native species management story + photos by Catherine Devine, 2023 Cathy and Jim Gero Acadia Early-Career Fellow […]

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Researcher Caroline Kanaskie measures a pitch pine on Dorr Mountain in Acadia National Park.
September 7, 2023

In the pines with Caroline Kanaskie

by Catherine Devine, photos by Catherine Schmitt Caroline Kanaskie hiked up Dorr Mountain with an even gate. It was clear […]

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Sunlight shines on several sundew leaves and moss.
August 29, 2023

In the den of sundew

story + photos by Ella Halbert This July, I found myself squashing through a bed of sphagnum moss in Schoodic […]

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A group of scientists, researchers, and volunteers help to plant tree seedlings on the Schoodic Institute campus.
July 17, 2023

Extreme Trees – how do you manage the future forest?

by Catherine Devine, photos by Catherine Schmitt Stretching from Maine through New York, the Northern Forest is home to 2.3 […]

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View of forest tress and forest floor with sun shining.
April 4, 2023

Fewer deer and invasive plants make for healthy park forests

New study analyzes condition of forests in 39 Eastern national parks Most forests in national parks in the eastern United […]

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August 12, 2022

What a climate station can teach us about Acadian forests

by Olivia Milloway In July of 2021, a group of teachers from Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire traded in their […]

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View of the ground and a plant with brownish green leaves
June 11, 2022

Schoodic Signals: Wild Sarsaparilla

by Olivia Milloway If you take a walk through the forests of the Schoodic Peninsula in June, you’ll likely see […]

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May 29, 2022

Schoodic Signals: Jack Pine

by Catherine Schmitt Do you know the Jack Pine? The southernmost Jack Pine woodlands can be found in Acadia National […]

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May 22, 2022

Schoodic Signals of Biodiversity

by Shannon O’Brien and Catherine Schmitt Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity. Here on the Schoodic Peninsula, we […]

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