News & Highlights

Last updated March 6, 2018

Shifting Sites Exhibition

RISD oepning of Shifting Sites Exhibit

Harvard Forest Fellow David Buckley Borden and Harvard Forest Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison take Hemlock Hospice and a study model for a new sculpture, Warming Warning Walk, on the road to the Rhode Island School of Design as part of the group exhibition, Shifting Sites.

Science in Real Life

Collecting leaves from canopy

Jess Gersony, a graduate student in Harvard University's Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (OEB) Department, studies how trees respond to drought at the Harvard Forest, and is the guest star of a new episode on the You Tube channel 'Science in Real Life.' Fellow OEB graduate student Molly Edwards is the creator and host of this channel. Molly received a grant from the American Society of Plant Biologists to produce 10 episodes featuring the work of women plant biologists at leading research institutions across the country.

Capitol Hill Presentation on Co-benefits of Different Standards for Power Plants

Kathy Fallon Lambert speaks to Policy Makers

Kathy Fallon Lambert, Director of the Science Policy Exchange, led a team of scientists that gave a briefing to the U.S. House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) on the air quality, health, and environmental consequences of different types of power plant carbon standards.

Harvard Forest Director Receives Book Award in Environmental Science

David Foster - Author of A Meeting of Land and Sea

At its annual Prose Awards luncheon on February 8 in Washington D.C., the American Association of Publishers announced that A Meeting of Land and Sea. Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard  had been awarded the 2018 prize for Environmental Science.

The PROSE Awards annually recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing by bringing attention to distinguished books, journals, and electronic content in 58 categories.

Data from art: Hemlock Hospice starts yielding results

Hemlock Hospice Wordle

Based on the visitor log at the Harvard Forest Hemlock Hospice Art Exhibition, more than 500 people have viewed its 18 installations since the October 7th opening.

Reproducibility in Ecological Research

Figure from Nature Ecology and Evolution

How can we improve the reproducibility of ecological experiments?