Keynote: At Home on Monadnock
In a region defined by a single mountain, Mount Monadnock holds the heart of many souls. Yet behind its peopled history is a natural history replete with crashing continents and island arcs, mountain ranges and roches moutonees, sabertooths and caribou, wolves and fire. In his keynote address, Dr. Rick Van de Poll described a few of the thousands of life forms that call Monadnock home, and relayed the prospects for their survival in a changing world.
Dr. Rick Van de Poll is the principal of Ecosystem Management Consultants (EMC) of Sandwich, NH. He is a certified wetland scientist, professional wildlife biologist, and practicing mycologist. He sits on three governor-appointed committees in New Hampshire, is on the Steering Committee of the New Hampshire Wildlife Coalition, and is President of the Northeastern Mycological Federation. Dr. Van de Poll has performed natural resource inventories on over 350,000 acres of land across 82 towns, including comprehensive study of the Horatio Colony Nature Preserve (Keene) and Otter Brook Farm (Peterborough and Greenfield).
The 2019 schedule featured 22 talks on a variety of natural history topics, including wildlife, forest habitat management, water quality, wetlands ecology, Mount Monadnock, and humans & nature in the Monadnock Region. A separate poster session included presentations on invasive plants, geology, water quality, forest ecology, and more. See below for abstracts and other details from the 2019 conference.
Schedule & Abstracts
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