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Last updated December 9, 2014

Science Policy Exchange Collaborators Voice Public Comment

SPE health study

On December 1, researchers from the Harvard Forest were among a group of seventeen scientists to submit a public comment to the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan. The effort was coordinated by the Harvard Forest-based Science Policy Exchange. Read more > about Science Policy Exchange Collaborators Voice Public Comment

New Book Highlights Harvard's Conservation Innovation

Conservation Catalysts

A new book edited by James Levitt, Director of the Harvard Forest Program on Conservation Innovation, describes the strategic role that colleges and universities play in conserving land, water, and wildlife habitat around the world. The book was launched today in a special session at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia. Read more > about New Book Highlights Harvard's Conservation Innovation

Bullard Spotlight: Lynda Mapes and the 100-Year-Old Oak

Lynda Mapes at Harvard Forest

During her 12-month Bullard Fellowship at the Harvard Forest, veteran newspaper journalist and author Lynda Mapes is taking a deep, long look at one tree: a 100-year-old red oak. Read more > about Bullard Spotlight: Lynda Mapes and the 100-Year-Old Oak

New Research Helps Maple Syrup Producers Predict Season

maple syrup by Josh Rapp

A new study by Harvard Forest research affiliates Josh Rapp and Elizabeth Crone (Tufts University) used 17 years of data to identify which factors most impact maple syrup production each year. Their answer: autumn seed production. Read more > about New Research Helps Maple Syrup Producers Predict Season