News & Highlights

Last updated August 23, 2017

Science Policy Exchange Launches New Website

Science Policy Exchange new website screen shot

The Science Policy Exchange has launched a new website, science-policy-exchange.org, to communicate our mission, feature our three initiatives, and share our resources, including publications, reports, policy briefs, videos, infographics, media coverage, and public comments on policies that effect our atmosphere, land, and water.

New NSF Grant for Public Engagement at LTER Sites

Research at Harvard Farm

Researchers from the Harvard Forest, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, Michigan State University, Boston University, and CUNY were awarded $1.67 million from the National Science Foundation for a new project, Embedding Public Engagement with Science at Long-Term Ecological Research Sites (PES@LTERs).

Save the Date! Hemlock Hospice Opening

Hemlock Hospice Flyer

On Saturday Ocotober 7th, from 12 noon until 4 pm, the Harvard Forest will host an opening reception for Harvard Forest Bullard Fellow David Buckley Borden's, Hemlock Hospice installation on the Prospect Hill Tract and his parallel exhibition in the Fisher Museum.  Save the Date!

And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest

Sorting litter - Photo by John Hirsch

In a newly released book, And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest,  John Hirsch chronicles the research, scientists, and ephemera of the Harvard Forest— Harvard University’s 4000-acre ecological laboratory and classroom in Petersham, Massachusetts.

Student highlighted in Guam Daily Post

Jerilyn Calaor and Alina Smith in the field

Jerilyn Calaor, 2017 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program student, was recently highlighted in her local paper, The Guam Daily Post.  Jerilyn, a rising senior biology major at the University of Guam, is one of 18 students from around the United States participating in this year's summer program.

Recent Study Seeks to Explain Global Forest Diversity Patterns

Kyle Gay measuring tree diameter

The well-known trend of global diversity decreasing from the tropics to the poles is often discussed but never adequately explained.  A paper that came out in the June 30, 2017 issue of the journal Science is shedding new light on potential reasons behind this global phenomenon.   The study, headed by Joe LaManna at Washington University in St.