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“A Place for Inquiry, A Place for Wonder: The Andrews Forest”: a conversation about the history of HJ Andrews Experimental Forest with historian Bill Robbins
Live Q&A with Bill Robbins, author of “A Place for Inquiry, A Place for Wonder: The Andrews Forest” (OSU Press 2020) Hosted by Michael Paul Nelson, Professor, Forest Ecosystems and Society, OSU

Join us for a premier showing of the new video short on the history of the Andrews Forest followed by a live Q&A with author Bill Robbins. Attendees will have an opportunity to send in questions.

From OSU Press: In "A Place for Inquiry, A Place for Wonder", historian William Robbins celebrates the long-overlooked Andrews Forest, highlighting its importance to environmental science and policy. From its founding in 1948, the experimental forest has been the site of wide-ranging research, beginning with postwar studies on the conversion of old-growth timber to fast-growing young stands. Research shifted in the next few decades to long-term ecosystem investigations of climate, streamflow, water quality, vegetation succession, biogeochemical cycling, and the effects of forest management, putting the Andrews at the center of a dramatic shift in federal timber practices: from industrial, intensive forest management policies to strategies emphasizing biodiversity and healthy ecosystems.

Bill Robbins is an OSU Emeritus Distinguished Professor of History. He has authored and edited many books, including “Landscapes of Conflict: The Oregon Story, 1940-2000” (published 2004) and “Landscapes of Promise: The Oregon Story, 1800-1940” (published 1997).

Michael Nelson is the Lead PI of the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research Program and a professor in the College of Forestry, OSU.

Hosted by the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest Long-Term Ecological Research program, the College of Forestry, OSU Press, and The Spring Creek Project for Nature and the Written Word. Made possible by donors to the Andrews Forest Fund.

Dec 1, 2020 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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