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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Undergraduates Experience January Term at Harvard Forest

Winter term course

In late January, ten Harvard undergraduates from a variety of majors spent five days of their winter break at the Harvard Forest in a new interdisciplinary program called "Reading and Conserving the New England Landscape." The program was made possible by a generous grant from the Harvard President's January Innovation Fund.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

22nd Annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

The 22nd annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium will be held March 15, 2011 from 9:00am - 5:00pm at the Harvard Forest. This year's symposium will feature talks and discussion focusing on the twenty years of long-term ecological research: synthesis and future directions.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill

On February 16-17, Harvard Forest Outreach Manager Clarisse Hart was one of four scientists supported by NEON (the National Clarisse in DCEcological Observatory Network) to participate in a series of climate science meetings with senators and representatives on Capitol Hill. The experience, a joint effort by a dozen national scientific associations, included a training workshop and individual meetings with legislators' offices.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Harvard Forest Convenes LTER Forest Stakeholder Dialogues in DC

On February 28 and March 2, Harvard Forest project leaders David Foster and Kathy Lambert joined representatives from the US Forest Service and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Washington DC to host a series of science and policy dialogues for a new research project entitled "Future Scenarios of Forest Change." These 2-hour conversations bring together leading scientists, conservationists, landowner groups, and federal agency officials to exchange ideas about the major drivers of future forest change.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Director of Administration Earns Harvard Dean’s Distinction

Edythe Ellin has earned a Dean's Award of Distinction from the Harvard University Faculty of Arts of Sciences (FAS)--a prestigious honor, via nomination, that recognizes the top one percent of FAS employees for their exceptional contributions to the university. According to Dean Michael Smith, these awardees are vital to "Harvard's faculty and students reaching the heights they aim for." Edythe is the first Harvard Forest employee to receive this award. She will be formally recognized at a university reception in March.