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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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.

Monday, February 12, 2018

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.

Friday, February 9, 2018

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.