Since 1907, the scientists and students at Harvard Forest have explored the ways biological, physical, and human systems interact to change our earth.
Harvard Forest offers ecological training opportunities for students of all ages, academic researchers, and environmental professionals.
Harvard Forest builds bridges between scientists, decision makers, media professionals, and the general public to address complex ecological challenges.
Harvard Forest offers courses, internships, faculty research opportunities, and day visits and retreats for the Harvard community.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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