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Thursday, September 29, 2016

New Grant to Study How Climate & Forest Pests Drive Landowner Decisions

A team of researchers from the Harvard Forest, Family Forest Research Center, and Duke University have been awarded an $880,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how climate change and forest pests influence the ways landowners make decisions about their woods.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Museum Event to Feature Hurricane of 1938

Thirty-Eight book cover

On Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00pm, the Fisher Museum will host a presentation by Steve Long, former Harvard Forest Bullard Fellow, as he releases the culmination of his work at the Forest: the new book Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England (Yale University Press).

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Harvard Forest Biennial Report Released

A new report highlighting the last 2 years of research and education at the Harvard Forest, plus a timeline of the Forest's Long-Term Ecological Research program, is now available online and in hard copy by request.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Interactive Map Highlights History and Ecology of Martha's Vineyard

New, deeply researched maps of Martha's Vineyard encourage exploration of the Island by first invoking the Island's past--how people, nature, and farm animals shaped it centuries ago.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Summer Research in Students' Own Words

Students in the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program are blogging about their 11-week internships studying soils, sap flow, species models, forest landowner decision-making, even environmental art.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

2016-2017 Bullard Fellows Announced

We are pleased to announce the Harvard Forest Charles Bullard Fellows for 2016-2017.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

New Study: NE Canadian Forests a Refuge as Warming Creeps North

A new study co-authored by HF Senior Ecologist Neil Pederson forecasts potential winners and losers in the changing climate of the northern boreal forest. The study of more than 26,000 trees in the Canadian province of Quebec covered an area the size of Spain.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New Study: Carbon Standards to Bring Annual Health Benefits to Most U.S. Counties

Most US regions would gain economic benefits if power plants followed carbon standards with moderately stringent emissions targets and a high level of compliance flexibility, according to a new study co-authored by Kathy Fallon Lambert, Director of the Science Policy Exchange and the Harvard Forest

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Study: U.S. Must Step Up Forest Pest Prevention

Imported forest pests cause more than $2 billion in damage each year and can be found in all 50 U.S. states. Efforts to prevent new pests must be strengthened if we are to slow the loss of our nation’s trees, says a new study co-authored by Harvard Forest scientists David Orwig and David Foster.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Bullard Spotlight: Rose-Marie Muzika and the Ghosts of Pests Past

Bullard Fellow Rose-Marie Muzika, a forestry professor from the University of Missouri, has long been interested in forest change over time.

During her fellowship at Harvard Forest, she is studying the impact of insects and diseases on today's forests, as well as their legacy on forests of the past.

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