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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New, deeply researched maps of Martha's Vineyard encourage exploration of the Island by first invoking the Island's past--how people, nature, and farm animals shaped it centuries ago. Read more > about Interactive Map Highlights History and Ecology of Martha's Vineyard
Students in the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program are blogging about their 11-week internships studying soils, sap flow, species models, forest landowner decision-making, even environmental art. Read more > about Summer Research in Students' Own Words
We are pleased to announce the Harvard Forest Charles Bullard Fellows for 2016-2017. Read more > about 2016-2017 Bullard Fellows Announced
A new study co-authored by HF Senior Ecologist Neil Pederson forecasts potential winners and losers in the changing climate of the northern boreal forest. The study of more than 26,000 trees in the Canadian province of Quebec covered an area the size of Spain. Read more > about New Study: Canadian Forests a Refuge as Warming Creeps North
Most US regions would gain economic benefits if power plants followed carbon standards with moderately stringent emissions targets and a high level of compliance flexibility, according to a new study co-authored by Kathy Fallon Lambert, Director of the Science Policy Exchange and the Harvard Forest Read more > about New Study: Carbon Standards to Bring Annual Health Benefits to Most U.S. Counties
Imported forest pests cause more than $2 billion in damage each year and can be found in all 50 U.S. states. Efforts to prevent new pests must be strengthened if we are to slow the loss of our nation’s trees, says a new study co-authored by Harvard Forest scientists David Orwig and David Foster. Read more > about Study: U.S. Must Step Up Forest Pest Prevention
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