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Work at the Holt Research Forest
is dedicated to
Dr. William L. Holt, Jr.,
his wife Winifred Holt,
and his son,
F. Rodney Holt.
This team was the impetus for the creation
of the Holt Woodlands Research Foundation
and the Holt Research Forest. The Holts'
generosity, foresight and commitment to
forest research has been demonstrated
repeatedly over the many years of this
| Their past and
continuing support of the Holt Research Forest has and will continue to provide
benefits to students, logging, forestry, and wildlife professionals, forest
landowners, and forest management in Maine. To this end, they have served us
L. Hunter Jr., Libra Professor of Conservation Biology, Department
of Wildlife Ecology
Kenefic, Assistant Research Professor, Dept.
of Forest Ecosystem Science; Research Forester, U.S.D.A.
Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station NE-4155 Ecology and Management
of Northern Forest Ecosystems
J. Kimball, Associate Professor of Forest Resources, Department of Forest
- Alan S. White,
Associate Professor of Forest Resources, Department of Forest Ecosystem Science
Holt Research Forest On-site Staff
- Steve Campbell (expected 2006) Effects of a group selection harvest on the bird
community of an oak-pine forest in Maine. Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine,
- Karen E. McCracken (1996) Seed predation by small mammals on three species of
trees in an oak-pine forest ecosystem. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of
Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono. 107pp.
- Martha E. Schumann (1999)
The effects of harvest-created gaps on plant
species diversity, composition, abundance, and growth in a Maine oak-pine
forest. M.S. thesis, Department of
Ecosystem Science, University of Maine, Orono. 179 pp.
- Laura M. Monti (1997) Redback salamander habitat preferences in a Maine oak-pine
forest. M. S. Thesis, Department
of Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono. 53 pp.
- Tamara L. Clark (1996) Stand development, growth patterns, and regeneration
success of red oak in an oak-pine forest in southern Maine. M.S. thesis, Department of
University of Maine, Orono. 154 pp.
- Andy A. Whitman (1992) Frugivory and seed dispersal of fleshy-fruiting plants
in a northern temperate forest. M. S. Thesis, Department
of Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono. 214pp.
- Mary F. Small (1986) Response of songbirds and small mammals to powerline and
river edges of Maine oak-pine forests. M. S. Thesis, Department
of Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono.
Senior Honors Theses
Three undergraduates have prepared senior honors theses based on work they
did at the Holt Research Forest: Martha Wood, Stuart Gardiner, and Shawn
Holt Research Forest Research Assistants
Fifty-eight graduate students and undergraduates, most from the University
of Maine, have worked on the Holt Research Forest. Without their help,
research and property management on the Holt would be impossible. They
are, listed in chronological order: Mary Gaudette, Don Barrett, Bill Jarvis, Mark Andrews, Rich
Vannozi, Heather Almquist, James Favereau, Cheri Meinson, Shawn Carlson, David
Kane, Jeffrey Slahor, Kathleen Meddleton, Brian Peters, Sally Stockwell, Peter
Wagner, Ralph Keyes, David Libby, Mary K. Meimam, Sharon Abrams, Tina Stillings,
Jeremy Blaiklock, Susan Bobowitz, Steve Bongiorno, Kim Figlar, Cindy Garman,
Peter Reaman, Tami Rudnicky, Stacy Proudman, Amy Mehan, Xiandong Meng, Al
Meister, David Landry, Tracey Walls, Adam Carmichael, Larry Lee, Jeff Williams,
Sixto Garache, Dan Scott, Christine Petibou, Scott Houle, Carroll Cooper,
Michael Baer, Melissa Laser, Christine Wooley, Brandon Mann, Krishnan Sudharsan,
Bryan Swenson, Catherine Galipeau, Jennifer Watkinson, Roxanne Burrus,
Tracey Daras, Gregory Stevens, Jeremy Tardif, Brenda Bilotta, Rebecca Garrahan,
Holly Robertson, Gina Purtell, Walter Veselka, Brad Friebel, Judith Scarl,
Christina Thompson, Shane Gauber, Matt Montgomery, Seth Rifkin, and David
Ginsberg, Alex Stace, Emily LaPlante, Katie Manende, Rich Lucas, and Jamie
you, Assistants, one and all!
Katie Manende, 2005