News & Highlights

Last updated October 26, 2016

New Study: Climate Warming Destabilizes Forest Ant Communities

A study published today in Science Advances, co-authored by HF Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison with scientists from six other institutions, shows that climate warming disrupts forest ant communities responsible for important soil turnover and seed dispersal processes.

Fisher Museum to Close for Renovations; Archive Seeks Pre-1970s Photos

The Harvard Forest Fisher Museum, free and open to the public since 1941, will close for renovations on October 31, 2016, and reopen in April 2017.

The Museum's 23 diorama models will be protected and remain unchanged during the renovation, which will primarily focus on the Museum's entryways, flooring, lighting, and auditorium space. Harvard Forest's interpretive trails will remain open during the renovations.

Senior Ecologist Calls on Scientists in Op-Ed: If Not Us, Who?

In a new WorldView column in the journal Nature, HF Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison outlines steps for scientists to go beyond collecting data and to take a more active role in preserving biodiversity.

HF Forest Policy Analyst Honored with Int'l Award

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Small Scale Forestry group recently honored HF Forest Policy Analyst David Kittredge with the 2016 Brandl Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of small-scale forestry research.

New Grant to Study How Climate & Forest Pests Drive Landowner Decisions

A team of researchers from the Harvard Forest, Family Forest Research Center, and Duke University have been awarded an $880,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how climate change and forest pests influence the ways landowners make decisions about their woods.

Museum Event to Feature Hurricane of 1938

Thirty-Eight book cover

On Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00pm, the Fisher Museum will host a presentation by Steve Long, former Harvard Forest Bullard Fellow, as he releases the culmination of his work at the Forest: the new book Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England (Yale University Press).