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Curation and Conservation of an Urban Living Classroom
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UMD Honors - 288X

UMD Honors - 288X | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it

SEMINARS Spring 2012

HONR288X Sustaining the Wooded Hillock: A Living Classroom
Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Marla McIntosh, Professor and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture;
Marybeth Shea, Instructor, Professional Writing Program/English Department and technical consultant to international environmental organizations

In 2009, the University planned to bulldoze "The Wooded Hillock" to construct additional parking and service buildings on campus. A grassroots alliance of students, faculty, and staff halted this campus development when the University Senate passed the following resolution: "Because of its value to the educational and research mission of the University of Maryland, the Senate recommends that the wooded hillock be preserved in its entirety." The wooded hillock was saved, but now what?

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Tysons Forest is preserved by Fairfax supervisors

Tysons Forest is preserved by Fairfax supervisors | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
Vienna neighbors banded together to oppose paving popular parkland
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YardMap

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YardMap is a new Citizen Science Project at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology designed to let you make landscape maps of your yard and other green spaces like parks and nature reserves.
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Climate change could cripple southwestern U.S. forests: Trees face rising drought stress and mortality as climate warms

Climate change could cripple southwestern U.S. forests: Trees face rising drought stress and mortality as climate warms | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
Combine the tree-ring growth record with historical information, climate records, and computer-model projections of future climate trends, and you get a grim picture for the future of trees in the southwestern United States, according to a new study.
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How forests thrive after fires and volcanoes

How forests thrive after fires and volcanoes | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
Forests hammered by windstorms, avalanches and wildfires may appear blighted, but a researcher says such disturbances can be key to maximizing an area's biological diversity.
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Bacterial community inside the plant root: Plants choose soil bacteria that they allow into their roots

Bacterial community inside the plant root: Plants choose soil bacteria that they allow into their roots | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
Soil is the most species-rich microbial ecosystem in the world.

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EcoMUVE

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News of the Deer: Woman kicked in face by rabid deer

News of the Deer: Woman kicked in face by rabid deer | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
A Maryland woman is being treated for rabies exposure after the bizarre incident behind Jolly Roger Discount Liquors.
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As mushrooms evolve to live with trees, they give up DNA associated with decomposing cellulose

As mushrooms evolve to live with trees, they give up DNA associated with decomposing cellulose | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
New research finds that Amanita mushrooms' evolution has largely been away from species that help decompose organic material and toward those that live symbiotically on trees and their roots.

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Forests 'should not be sold off'

Forests 'should not be sold off' | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
England's publicly owned forest estate is a national asset and should remain in public ownership, say independent advisers.
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Is Acid Rain a Thing of the Past? - ScienceNOW

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Is Acid Rain a Thing of the Past?- ScienceNOW...
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Native Plant Cultivars That Are Good For Wildlife

Native Plant Cultivars That Are Good For Wildlife | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
Native plant cultivars can sometimes be important in preserving biodiversity. Read about American Elm cultivars, and more.

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Land of the tree: Nasa maps America's forests for first time to reveal how ... - Daily Mail

Land of the tree: Nasa maps America's forests for first time to reveal how ... - Daily Mail | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
Daily MailLand of the tree: Nasa maps America's forests for first time to reveal how ...Daily MailBy Louise Boyle With a burgeoning global population exhausting the world's resources at an alarming rate, along with rapid urban sprawl and rash...

 

How small does the resolution go on this program?  Can we see how UMCP is green-rich with trees on such a GIS data set?

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Covered in Ink, Cross-sections of Trees Make Gorgeous Prints

Covered in Ink, Cross-sections of Trees Make Gorgeous Prints | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
Connecticut-based artist Bryan Nash Gill uses ink to draw out the growth rings of a variety of tree species

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The music of trees, a listener's guide

The music of trees, a listener's guide | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
What's that noise?...

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Mathematics of leaf decay: A mathematical model reveals commonality within the diversity of leaf decay

Mathematics of leaf decay: A mathematical model reveals commonality within the diversity of leaf decay | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
Researchers have analyzed data from a variety of forests and ecosystems across North America, and discovered general trends in decay rates among all leaves.
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Bringing back the tree that built America: Scientists harvest a unique stand of white pine

Bringing back the tree that built America: Scientists harvest a unique stand of white pine | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is harvesting a unique stand of white pine, part of an effort to restore the economically valuable tree.
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New Hampshire leads contiguous United States in percent tree cover

Tree cover in the nation's Lower 48 states covers 659 million acres, more than one-third of the nation, according to a US Forest Service study of national tree cover and impervious surfaces.
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Nature News Blog: Carnegie advances carbon mapping in Colombia : Nature News Blog

Nature News Blog: Carnegie advances carbon mapping in Colombia : Nature News Blog | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science have rolled out their latest carbon-counting methodology in partnership with Colombian scientists, mapping carbon stocks across 40 percent of the Colombian Amazon using a new methodology that relies...
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Moss Sex Driven By Scent - ScienceNOW

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Green plants reduce city street pollution up to eight times more than previously believed

Green plants reduce city street pollution up to eight times more than previously believed | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
Trees, bushes and other greenery growing in the concrete-and-glass canyons of cities can reduce levels of two of the most worrisome air pollutants by eight times more than previously believed, a new study has found.
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History and Research Converge in American Chestnut Reintroduction

History and Research Converge in American Chestnut Reintroduction | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
“...my parents’ conservation ethic is something that I have always lived.” http://t.co/aPOt5wLI...

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Exploring cultural and social issues around forests and woodlands

Exploring cultural and social issues around forests and woodlands | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
Last week I attended a workshop organised by Defra designed to feed into the work of the Independent Forestry Panel that is charged with reviewing the future for England's trees, woods and forests....

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How to Plant an Edible Hedge

How to Plant an Edible Hedge | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it

Restoring the bounty of North America's native woodlands (RT @masttreenetwork: How to Plant an Edible Hedge http://t.co/GrbSHJ5E...)...


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Edible Forest Gardening

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Restoring the bounty of North America's native woodlands (RT @masttreenetwork: Edible Forest Gardening http://t.co/MIE2xVz5...)...


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New Life for Connecticut Trees: Furniture by City Bench - Courant.com

New Life for Connecticut Trees: Furniture by City Bench - Courant.com | Sustaining the Wooded Hillock | Scoop.it
New Life for Connecticut Trees: Furniture by City Bench at Historical Society In Hartford...

 

What to do when a magnificent city tree is downed? City Bench has a practical and compelling answer. Can we do this with campus trees too?

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