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Saturday, November 1, 2008

2008-2009 Harvard Forest Bullard Fellows in Forest Research

Harvard Forest is pleased to announce the 2008-2009 Charles Bullard Fellows in Forest Research. The purpose of this fellowship program, established in 1962 by an endowment named after the benefactor Charles Bullard, is to support advanced research and study by persons who show promise of making important contributions, either as scholars or administrators, to forestry defined in its broadest sense as the human use and study of forested environments.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Harvard Forest on the 'T'

A recent ad for the Harvard University Extension School's environmental courses, seen on the 'T', in the Globe and other media, shows Mark Leighton's class 'Conservation Biology and Sustainable Use of Forested Landscapes' (ENVR E-142/W) on a field trip to the Harvard Forest with Mark and Museum Coordinator, John O'Keefe. See the ad.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Harvard Forest Hosts SEEDS Field Trip

2008 SEEDS Group

The Harvard Forest hosted an undergraduate field trip of ESA-SEEDS October 16-19. Nineteen students and two faculty advisors from colleges and universities across the United States participated in the visit, which included a field research tour, mini-investigation from field work to data analysis, career panel, and writing workshop. The opportunity for students and Harvard Forest staff to interact was informative and inspiring.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

New Harvard Forest Publication: Disturbance Dynamics in Massachusetts Old-growth Forests

Natural disturbances strongly influence the dynamics and developmental patterns of forest ecosystems; however, relatively little is known about the historic patterns of natural disturbance for many portions of eastern North America, such as southern New England, where human disturbance has predominated for centuries. Former Summer Research Program student (2000) and Ph.D.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fisher Museum Volunteers

Fisher Museum

On Thursday evening, November 20th, the Fisher Museum will host the 17th annual Museum Volunteers Recognition Dinner. This dinner recognizes the time and effort this group of dedicated volunteers donates to allow the Museum to be open on weekends from May through October and to assist visiting school groups throughout the year. If you would like to learn more about the opportunities available at the Museum please contact John O'Keefe, Museum Coordinator, at 978/724-3302 or jokeefe@fas.harvard.edu.