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Last updated March 23, 2015

HF Director to Address Forest Futures at Regional Symposium

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

Harvard's 'Wired' Forest Featured

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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

New Study: A Carbon Surprise in Old-Growth Forests

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

Bullard Spotlight: Hannah Buckley and Bradley Case on Forest Spatial Patterns

HF ForestGEO plot

Our Charles Bullard Fellowship Program draws scholars from around the globe. This year, Hannah Buckley and Bradley Case from New Zealand's Lincoln University are at the Forest working toward a better understanding of the links between forest spatial patterns and processes. Read more > about Bullard Spotlight: Hannah Buckley and Bradley Case on Forest Spatial Patterns

2015 Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

The 26th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium will be held Tuesday, March 17th from 9:00 a.m. Read more > about 2015 Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium