News & Highlights

Last updated May 9, 2016

Study: U.S. Must Step Up Forest Pest Prevention

Imported forest pests cause more than $2 billion in damage each year and can be found in all 50 U.S. states. Efforts to prevent new pests must be strengthened if we are to slow the loss of our nation’s trees, says a new study co-authored by Harvard Forest scientists David Orwig and David Foster. Read more > about Study: U.S. Must Step Up Forest Pest Prevention

Bullard Spotlight: Rose-Marie Muzika and the Ghosts of Pests Past

Bullard Fellow Rose-Marie Muzika, a forestry professor from the University of Missouri, has long been interested in forest change over time.

During her fellowship at Harvard Forest, she is studying the impact of insects and diseases on today's forests, as well as their legacy on forests of the past. Read more > about Bullard Spotlight: Rose-Marie Muzika and the Ghosts of Pests Past

New Harvard Conservation Award to Inspire Future Action

The Harvard Forest recently joined Harvard Kennedy School's Environmental and Natural Resources Program and Center for Public Leadership, along with thLincoln Institute of Land Policy, to present the inaugural Charles H.W. Foster Award for Exemplary Academic Leadership in Land Conservation to Middlebury College. The President of Middlebury College, Laurie Patton (Harvard College '83), was present to accept the award. Read more > about New Harvard Conservation Award to Inspire Future Action

Senior Ecologist Chosen for Yale Fellowship

Harvard Forest Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison is spending the spring semester as a Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholar at the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies. He will be teaching an undergraduate course in Environmental Studies and conducting research on how portrayals and perceptions of landscapes influence conservation decision-making. Read more > about Senior Ecologist Chosen for Yale Fellowship

Bullard Spotlight: Joshua Rapp on Sugar Maples in a Changing Climate

Our sugaring season began Feb. 1 this year, a full two weeks earlier than usual. Bullard Fellow Joshua Rapp taps Harvard Forest trees to inform several inter-related studies of sugar maple. Read more > about Bullard Spotlight: Joshua Rapp on Sugar Maples in a Changing Climate