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April 2011

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Summer Reseach Program Alum Publishes Paper with Former HF Mentors

Alex Ireland, a 2006 and 2007 alumnus of the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program, recently published a paper with former Harvard Forest mentors Wyatt Oswald and David Foster. Alex is now a PhD candidate in Earth and Environmental Sciences at Lehigh University.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Wildlands and Woodlands in the News

State of the birds cover

The recently released 2011 "State of the Birds" report by the Connecticut Audubon Society featured an article by David Foster and Clarisse Hart on the Wildlands and Woodlands initiative in New England. The full article is now available. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Levitt Leads Large-Landscape Conservation Summit in DC

Senator Susan Collins

On March 1, Jim Levitt, Director of the Program on Conservation Innovation at Harvard Forest, convened the 10th annual Conservation Leadership Dialogue at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The event took place on the 100th anniversary—to the day—of the passage of the 1911 Weeks Act, which is legislation responsible for some of the more important instances of ecological restoration in the United States. The event's nearly 80 attendees included prominent conservation practitioners representing the U.S.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tree Canopy Web-Cams

Canopy webcam

Watch spring unfold in real-time in the tree canopy this month at the Harvard Forest. Our research tower web cameras are supported by the National Science Foundation and contribute to a national network of phenology webcams at national parks, research sites, and other locations around the country.