Ed Faison, Ecologist at Highstead Foundation and Associate at Harvard Forest, studies the effects of moose and deer on regenerating forests in southern Massachusetts. In this interview, he takes us back to the early 1600’s, when the central Massachusetts plateau was home to old-growth forests and a hunter-gatherer/seasonal agriculture human population. He describes the differences between the two periods on the local ecosystem and its effects on the moose and deer population.
First Contact: Puritans, Native Americans & the Clash over Land
an immersive multimedia exhibit by Roberto Mighty
The Fisher Museum, Harvard Forest
324 North Main Street
September 23rd, 2pm