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Last updated April 20, 2015

Bullard Spotlight: Wyatt Oswald on Reconstructing Past Environmental Change

Oswald and Day at hemlock hollow

Bullard Fellow Wyatt Oswald, an Associate Professor of Science at Emerson College in Boston, has been affiliated with the Harvard Forest for more than a decade. He analyzes lake-sediment cores to reconstruct past environmental changes, and works closely with Harvard Forest collaborators David Foster and Elaine Doughty. Read more > about Bullard Spotlight: Wyatt Oswald on Reconstructing Past Environmental Change

International Scholars in Residence at Harvard Forest

In April, 4 international visitors from 3 continents arrived to conduct research at the Forest in collaboration with HF ecologists Aaron Ellison and Audrey Barker-Plotkin, and Director of Conservation Innovation, Jim Levitt. Read more > about International Scholars in Residence at Harvard Forest

HF Director to Address Forest Futures at Regional Symposium

On March 26, HF Director David Foster will join other noted scientists to discuss "Climate Change and the Future of Plant Life" in a regional symposium hosted by the New England Wild Flower Society. Read more > about HF Director to Address Forest Futures at Regional Symposium

Harvard's 'Wired' Forest Featured

Harvard Forest barn tower

The latest issue of IEEE Spectrum Magazine features, in layman's terms, the ins and outs of Harvard Forest's high-tech research infrastructure. Describing our myriad long-term ecological research experiments, writer Mark Harris quips, "If a tree falls in the Harvard Forest, rest assured that a gadget is positioned to hear it." Read more > about Harvard's 'Wired' Forest Featured

New Study: A Carbon Surprise in Old-Growth Forests

Most forests in the eastern U.S. are young and growing fast. A new study published this week in the journal Ecology  shows the potential for younger forests to maintain their valuable carbon 'sink' capacity for many decades to come -- but not in the way you might expect.  Read more > about New Study: A Carbon Surprise in Old-Growth Forests