The Quiet Corner


Summer 2018 Programs

2018 Summer Seminar Series

  • June 13: Ceremonial Stone Landscapes
    Doug Harris
  • June 27: Impacts of white tailed deer and invasive earthworms on forest understory communities
    Annise Dobson PhD
  • July 11: Effects of legacy forest structure on regeneration in irregular shelterwoods
    Jess Wikle MFS ‘18
  • July 18: Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers*
    Ben Goldfarb MEM ‘13 *book signing
  • July 25: Plant communities in local Forested Wetlands
    Laura Green MF ‘18
  • 6:30pm for refreshments, 7pm for the seminar. See the poster, with directions in this PDF

Quiet Corner Environmental Movie Series

Quiet Corner Environmental Workshops

  • Wed. June 13, 8am - 4pm: Land use history of the Yale-Myers Forest workshop
  • Fri. June 15, 7:30am - 4pm: Breeding Bird Diversity and Abundance - Workshop on Habitat Management - Yale-Myers Forest
  • Wed. July 11: Workshop TBD
  • Thu. August 2: Workshop TBD
  • Workshop descriptions and directions in this PDF

2018 Summer Internship in Field Ecology

Owning the Wilderness

Yale-Myers forest was featured in the New Journal. Check out the article here.

Forest Orchard Demonstration Project

Yale Forests is a new partner with the Climate Change Response Network and our Forest Orchard is a featured project. Check it out here

Summer Seminars

The 2018 Summer Seminar Series is coming up. See the speakers and directions on the poster here.

Research Reports

New research bulletin highlights forthcoming results of ecosystem studies in our forests: visit our Research Reports page

Yale F&ES Blog
Check out blog these blog posts from recent events at the forest.

Quiet Corner Initiative

Our Quiet Corner Initative page has resources for conservation professionals, area landowners, and students alike. Explore the site to learn about all the exciting progress QCI is making toward collaborative regional woodland management!

The Quiet Corner Initiative in the News
Check out an article on our own QCI in the hartford courant here

And check out the Environment Yale Magazine article here

And, an article about the Management Plans Class in Yale Scientific here

Yale-Toumey forest blog

The wildflowers and management of Yale-Toumey forest is featured in a lovely blog post by New Hampshire Garden Solutions. Check out the article here.

Annual Newsletter

Our 2016 annual update on the forest

Common Plants of the Quiet Corner

New guide to common plants in the region

Recent Publications

Burghardt, K.T., M.A. Bradford, and O.J. Schmitz. 2018. Acceleration or deceleration of litter decomposition by herbivory depends on nutrient availability through intraspecific differences in plant defense expression. Journal of Ecology (in revision).

Barton, B.T. and O.J. Schmitz. 2018. Opposite effects of daytime and nighttime warming on top-down control of plant diversity. Ecology 99:13-20. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2062

Schmitz, O.J., R.W. Buchkowski, J.R. Smith, M. Telthorst, A.E. Rosenblatt. 2017. Predator community composition is linked to soil carbon retention across a human land use gradient. Ecology 98:1256-1265. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1794

Brady, S. P., J. L. Richardson, and B. K. Kunz. 2017. Incorporating evolutionary insights to improve ecotoxicology for freshwater species. Evolutionary Applications. DOI: 10.1111/eva.12507

Long, M. D., 2017. The Field Experiences for Science Teachers (FEST) Program: Involving Connecticut High School Science Teachers in Field Seismology. Seismological Research Letters, 88 (2A), 421-429, DOI:10.1785/0220160162

Brady, S. P., and J. L. Richardson. 2017. Road ecology: Shifting gears toward evolutionary perspectives. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 15:1–8. DOI: 10.1002/fee.1458

Hall, E. M., Steven P. Brady, Nichole M. Mattheus, Ryan L. Earley, Molly Diamond, Erica J. Crespi, Physiological consequences of exposure to salinized roadside ponds on wood frog larvae and adults, Biological Conservation, Volume 209, May 2017, Pages 98-106, ISSN 0006-3207, DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2017.02.013

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