Animation shows scenarios of seasonal forest productivity in New England with recent historic climate and climate change. The results indicate a trade off between earlier spring productivity under climate change and mid-summer decline compared to recent historic climate. Simulations were completed using LANDIS-II and PnET-Succession forest simulation models. See Matthew for more information or read his recent article that describes this research.
Matthew Duveneck joins New England Conservatory's liberal arts department starting with the 2017/2018 academic year, with a focus on math and science. Previously, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Harvard Forest where he researched scenarios of forest change in New England incorporating land use, climate change, forest management, and other interacting disturbances. In addition, Duveneck taught fire science at Southern Maine Community College prior to working as a wildland fire fighter. Duveneck also has an extensive background in social dance specifically Argentine tango and English morris dance.
He received his B.S. in Resource Conservation from the University of Montana, an M.S. in Forest Resources from the University of Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. from Portland State University.
Additional information about Matthew's ongoing research can be found here.