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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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
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
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
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
Last month, as part of the Scenarios, Services, and Society Research Coordination Network (S3 RCN), the Harvard Forest and the Science Policy Exchange collaborated with Dartmouth College to help convene a unique land-change workshop, "Scenarios to Simulations." Read more > about 'Scenarios to Simulation' Workshop Explores Regional Landscape Change
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
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