News & Highlights

Last updated January 16, 2018

Reproducibility in Ecological Research

Figure from Nature Ecology and Evolution

How can we improve the reproducibility of ecological experiments?

New Book About Carnivorous Plants

Front Cover Carnivorous Plants, edited by Aaron Ellison

Researchers from around the world, led by Harvard Forest senior ecologist Aaron Ellison, have just published a major scientific synthesis on the physiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology of carnivorous plants.

Boston Globe Features Hemlock Hospice Art Installation

Fast Forward - Hemlock Hospice Installation by David Buckley Borden

Harvard Forest and the Hemlock Hospice Art Installation was recently highlighted by Renée Loth in the Boston Globe.  The elegy to the Hemlock is described by Loth in this excerpt: 

2018 Undergraduate Summer Research Program

2016 Summer Student Alex Widstrand inspects the above-canopy tram. Photo by Lauren Ebels.

Applications are now open for the 2018 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program, an opportunity for college and university students across the U.S. to participate in 11 weeks (May 21-August 3, 2018) of paid, independent research with mentors from Harvard and other leading institutions.

New Insights on Forests in a Changing Climate

How will climate change affect New England forests over the next century? According to a series of new studies from HF Senior Ecologist Jonathan Thompson's lab, the answer is a mixed bag. In some respects, climate will exert an even greater impact than we thought: longer growing seasons will mean more tree growth and carbon storage. In other ways, climate impacts are likely to take a backseat to other factors, like the forests' continued recovery from colonial-era deforestation.

Conservation Leader to Offer Public Seminar

On November 14 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fisher Museum, national conservation leader Rand Wentworth will offer a free public seminar on best practices for leadership in the complex process of conserving land. The event is open to the public, and especially geared towards community leaders, landowners, conservationists, and students.