The Quiet Corner


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 2015 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

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 Spring 2014 annual update on the forest

Common Plants of the Quiet Corner

New guide to common plants in the region

Recent Publications

Nuñez, Hector R., and Roland C. de Gouvenain. "Seasonal Variation in Understory Light Near a Gap Edge and its Association with Conifer Seedling Survival in a Southern New England Forest." Northeastern Naturalist 22.3 (2015): 613-629. doi:

Smith, J.R. and O.J. Schmitz. 2015 (In press). Cascading ecological effects of landscape moderated arthropod diversity. Oikos.

Strickland MS, McCulley RL, Nelson JA, Bradford MA. Compositional differences in simulated root exudates elicit a limited functional and compositional response in soil microbial communities. Frontiers in Microbiology. 2015;6:817. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.00817.

Buchkowski, R.W., and O.J. Schmitz. 2015. Detritivores ameliorate the enhancing affect of plant-based trophic cascades on N cycling in an old-field system. Biology Letters 11:20141048.

Buchkowski, R.W., O.J. Schmitz, and M.A. Bradford. 2015. Microbial stoichiometry overrides biomass as a regulator of soil carbon and nitrogen cycling. Ecology 94:1139-1149.

Robert G. Goodby, R.G., Tremblay, S., & Bouras, E., 2014. The Swanzey fish dam: A large, precontact native american stone structure in southwestern New Hampshire. Northeast Anthropology No. 81-82: 1–22. 

Bradford, Mark A., et al. "Climate fails to predict wood decomposition at regional scales." Nature Climate Change (2014).

Denise Burchsted, Melinda Daniels, Ellen E. Wohl, Introduction to the special issue on discontinuity of fluvial systems, Geomorphology, Volume 205, 15 January 2014, Pages 1-4, ISSN 0169-555X,

Denise Burchsted, Melinda D. Daniels, Classification of the alterations of beaver dams to headwater streams in northeastern Connecticut, U.S.A., Geomorphology, Volume 205, 15 January 2014, Pages 36-50, ISSN 0169-555X,

Richardson, J.L., M.C. Urban, D. Bolnick, and D.K. Skelly. 2014. Microgeographic adaptation and the spatial scale of evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29:165-176.

Skelly, D. K., L. K. Freidenburg, and S. R. Bolden. 2014. Experimental canopy removal enhances diversity of vernal pond amphibians.  Ecological Applications 24:340-345.

Miller, J. R. B., Ament, J. M., Schmitz, O. J. (2014), Fear on the move: predator hunting mode predicts variation in prey mortality and plasticity in prey spatial response. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83: 214–222. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12111

Herstoff, Emily, and Mark C. Urban. "Will preā€adaptation buffer the impacts of climate change on novel species interactions?" Ecography 37.2 (2014): 111-119. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00116.x

Diuk-Wasser, Maria A., et al. "Monitoring Human Babesiosis Emergence through Vector Surveillance New England, USA." Emerging infectious diseases20.2 (2014): 225. DOI: 10.3201/eid2002.130644

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