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Last updated October 23, 2014

Workshop Launches Network to Connect Science with Land Conservation and Policy

At a lodge near Sebago Lake in southern Maine, 40 scientists, conservation leaders, and government agency officials will gather on October 28-29 to officially launch the Scenarios, Services, and Society Research Coordination Network (S3 RCN). The S3 RCN is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation to the Harvard Forest to strengthen the connections between science and land-use decisions in the face of climate change. Read more > about Workshop Launches Network to Connect Science with Land Conservation and Policy

Bullard Spotlight: Anthony D'Amato and the Forest that Follows a Hurricane

Anthony D'Amato, Associate Professor of Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology at the University of Minnesota - and a Harvard Bullard Fellow this year - first came to the Forest nearly 15 years ago as an undergraduate intern in our Summer Research Program. Read more > about Bullard Spotlight: Anthony D'Amato and the Forest that Follows a Hurricane

New Insights on Changing Hemlock Forests

Three recent studies co-authored by Harvard Forest ecologist David Orwig detail the impacts of the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) on forests, carbon, and the New England economy. Read more > about New Insights on Changing Hemlock Forests

New SPE Study: Power Plant Standards and Public Health

Carbon Co-Benefits study

On June 2, 2014, the EPA released the nation’s first-ever carbon pollution standards for existing power plants. Released today is part 2 of a 3-part study, in which Science Policy Exchange researchers analyze the impact of different policy options for power plant carbon standards on clean air and public health.  Read more > about New SPE Study: Power Plant Standards and Public Health

Tracking Climate and Wildfire in the Klamath Region

Klamath fire

Thanks to a new grant from the National Science Foundation, over the next 4 years, HF senior ecologist Jonathan Thompson will study future changes to the increasingly wildfire-prone Klamath region of Oregon and California. In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Thompson's research team will evaluate the potential for the 25-million-acre Klamath region to shift, through climate change and increased wildfire, from a high-biomass conifer forest to a low-carbon, shrub-dominated landscape. Read more > about Tracking Climate and Wildfire in the Klamath Region

Bullard Spotlight: Michael Knoblauch and Nutrient Transport in Trees

Phloem magnified - copyright American Society of Plant Biologists

Michael Knoblauch, a plant cell biologist from Washington State University, chose to come to the Harvard Forest as a Bullard Fellow because we had everything he needed to study nutrient transport in trees: "Mature trees of various species, scaffolding and a bucket truck, well-equipped labs, a quiet environment, accommodations - and," Knoblauch adds, "great people." Read more > about Bullard Spotlight: Michael Knoblauch and Nutrient Transport in Trees