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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. Read more > about Study: U.S. Must Step Up Forest Pest Prevention

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. Read more > about Bullard Spotlight: Rose-Marie Muzika and the Ghosts of Pests Past

Friday, March 11, 2016

New Harvard Conservation Award to Inspire Future Action

The Harvard Forest recently joined Harvard Kennedy School's Environmental and Natural Resources Program and Center for Public Leadership, along with thLincoln Institute of Land Policy, to present the inaugural Charles H.W. Foster Award for Exemplary Academic Leadership in Land Conservation to Middlebury College. The President of Middlebury College, Laurie Patton (Harvard College '83), was present to accept the award. Read more > about New Harvard Conservation Award to Inspire Future Action

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Senior Ecologist Chosen for Yale Fellowship

Harvard Forest Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison is spending the spring semester as a Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholar at the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies. He will be teaching an undergraduate course in Environmental Studies and conducting research on how portrayals and perceptions of landscapes influence conservation decision-making. Read more > about Senior Ecologist Chosen for Yale Fellowship

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2016 Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

The 27th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium will be held Tuesday, March 15th from 9:00 a.m. Read more > about 2016 Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

Friday, February 19, 2016

Bullard Spotlight: Joshua Rapp on Sugar Maples in a Changing Climate

Our sugaring season began Feb. 1 this year, a full two weeks earlier than usual. Bullard Fellow Joshua Rapp taps Harvard Forest trees to inform several inter-related studies of sugar maple. Read more > about Bullard Spotlight: Joshua Rapp on Sugar Maples in a Changing Climate

Monday, February 8, 2016

Study: Snowfall Linked to Tree Growth and Function

Snowfall affects forest tree growth and function well beyond the winter season, says a new study of a dozen Harvard Forest red oak and red maple trees, recently published in the journal Ecosystems. Read more > about Study: Snowfall Linked to Tree Growth and Function

Friday, February 5, 2016

New Trail and Virtual Tour

The Forest's newest interpretive trail, the French Road Trail, is now open to the public. The trail begins outside the Fisher Museum on Prospect Hill Road, and is available as a brochure and virtual tour. Read more > about New Trail and Virtual Tour

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Harvard Forest to Co-Present Conservation Award

Middlebury's Bread Loaf campus

Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPINE), a land conservation network based at the Harvard Forest, will present the Charles H.W. Foster Award for Exemplary Academic Leadership in Land Conservation on February 22 to recognize Middlebury College's protection of its 2,100-acre Bread Loaf Campus in Vermont. Read more > about Harvard Forest to Co-Present Conservation Award

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Bullard Spotlight: Peter Thomas on Applied Tree Biology

London planetree

Bullard Fellow Peter Thomas, a plant ecologist from Keele University in England, has spent his 6-month residency at the Forest co-writing a textbook, Applied Tree Biology, aimed at helping land managers make wise decisions about tree care. The book covers how trees should be chosen, planted, pruned, and maintained into old age, based on a sound understanding of how trees work. Read more > about Bullard Spotlight: Peter Thomas on Applied Tree Biology

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