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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On December 1, researchers from the Harvard Forest were among a group of seventeen scientists to submit a public comment to the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan. The effort was coordinated by the Harvard Forest-based Science Policy Exchange. Read more > about Science Policy Exchange Collaborators Voice Public Comment
Applications are now open for the 2015 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program, an opportunity for college and university students across the U.S. Read more > about Applications Open: Summer Research Program for Undergraduates
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Harvard Forest Winter Break Week Read more > about Applications Open: Harvard Forest Winter Break Week
A new book edited by James Levitt, Director of the Harvard Forest Program on Conservation Innovation, describes the strategic role that colleges and universities play in conserving land, water, and wildlife habitat around the world. The book was launched today in a special session at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia. Read more > about New Book Highlights Harvard's Conservation Innovation
During her 12-month Bullard Fellowship at the Harvard Forest, veteran newspaper journalist and author Lynda Mapes is taking a deep, long look at one tree: a 100-year-old red oak. Read more > about Bullard Spotlight: Lynda Mapes and the 100-Year-Old Oak
A new study by Harvard Forest research affiliates Josh Rapp and Elizabeth Crone (Tufts University) used 17 years of data to identify which factors most impact maple syrup production each year. Their answer: autumn seed production. Read more > about New Research Helps Maple Syrup Producers Predict Season
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