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Last updated April 21, 2014

Earth Day of the Future: NSF Features Long-Term Research

This winter, Harvard Forest's Changes to the Land report was one of six research studies featured in the National Science Foundation's 2014 mini-symposium on Long-Term Ecological Research. These studies have now been highlighted for Earth Day in a new NSF Discovery article on cutting-edge research into the coming decades of environmental change. Read more > about Earth Day of the Future: NSF Features Long-Term Research

Study: Climate Legacy in Eastern Old-Growth Forests

old-growth rings

A new study released this week in Ecological Monographs, led by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory ecologist Neil Pederson in collaboration with Harvard Forest ecologist Dave Orwig and others, highlights the fundamental shifts and lasting legacy left by climate events like drought, even in the rainy eastern U.S. Read more > about Study: Climate Legacy in Eastern Old-Growth Forests

Museum Event to Feature Art & Science of Trees

Clothed in Bark cover

A special event on May 1 in the Fisher Museum will feature co-authors Frank Lowenstein (Harvard College '83) and Sallie Lowenstein discussing their new book, Clothed in Bark (Lion Stone Books), a hand-bound volume of 48 intricate photo-drawings of trees and an essay on forest change. Read more > about Museum Event to Feature Art & Science of Trees

Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

A new book, Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge, edited by Harvard Forest director David Foster and co-authored by seven Harvard Forest research colleagues, is now available from Yale University Press. Read more > about Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

Species Conservation in a Shifting Global Context

Grizzly bear

Threatened species are further jeopardized by shifts in political boundaries, warns Harvard Forest senior ecologist Aaron Ellison in a new Worldview column in the top journal Nature. Read more > about Species Conservation in a Shifting Global Context

Bullard Spotlight: Laura Johnson and Global Conservation Practice

Laura Johnson, Harvard Bullard Fellow

Each month, we feature research by one of Harvard Forest's Charles Bullard Fellows. This month, we're highlighting Laura Johnson, who over the past three decades has served as a land conservationist working first with The Nature Conservancy, and then as president of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Read more > about Bullard Spotlight: Laura Johnson and Global Conservation Practice