Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K.

Faculty Advisor

Kumar, Uma T.

Abstract

Old-growth forests in New England have become exceedingly rare over the centuries but contribute greatly to biodiversity, ecological stability, and scientific knowledge. Many of these remaining forests are either unrecognized or lack protection from development. The goal of this project was to promote the preservation and appreciation for old-growth forests in New England. The state of Connecticut was chosen for mapping and documenting remaining standing old-growth forests, understanding stakeholders' positions and preservation practices, and identifying suitability for public visitation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-13

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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