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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest

Sorting litter - Photo by John Hirsch

In a newly released book, And Again: Photographs from the Harvard ForestJohn Hirsch chronicles the research, scientists, and ephemera of the Harvard Forest, with a focus on the Long-Term Ecological Research Program.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Student highlighted in Guam Daily Post

Jerilyn Calaor and Alina Smith in the field

Jerilyn Calaor, 2017 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program student, was recently highlighted in her local paper, The Guam Daily Post.  Jerilyn, a rising senior biology major at the University of Guam, is one of 18 students from around the United States participating in this year's summer program.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Recent Study Seeks to Explain Global Forest Diversity Patterns

Kyle Gay measuring tree diameter

The well-known trend of global diversity decreasing from the tropics to the poles is often discussed but never adequately explained.  A paper that came out in the June 30, 2017 issue of the journal Science is shedding new light on potential reasons behind this global phenomenon.   The study, headed by Joe LaManna at Washington University in St.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Save the Date! Hemlock Hospice Opening

Hemlock Hospice Flyer

On Saturday Ocotober 7th, from 12 noon until 4 pm, the Harvard Forest will host an opening reception for Harvard Forest Bullard Fellow David Buckley Borden's Hemlock Hospice installation on the Prospect Hill Tract and his parallel exhibition in the Fisher Museum.  Save the Date!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Fisher Museum to Screen Documentary

On Friday, June 16 at 6:30pm, the Harvard Forest Fisher Museum will host a public screening of the acclaimed documentary One Big Home, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Thomas Bena. All are welcome to attend, and no RSVP is required. The film is 90 minutes long.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Study: Wildfire in a Warming Climate Could Relegate Some Forests to Shrubland

The ability of some Western conifer forests to recover after severe fire may become increasingly limited as the climate continues to warm, according to a new study published today in Global Change Biology, by HF Senior Ecologist Jonathan Thompson and fellow scientists from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and UVA.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

New Study Links Hemlock Decline to Shifts in Water Resources

Each year in New England, tree-killing insect pests cause sweeping changes in forests. Some changes are highly visible – like swaths of dead trees. A new Harvard Forest study points to a less visible but still critical impact: changes to freshwater streams, including streams that source public water supplies.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

2017-2018 Bullard Fellows Announced

We are pleased to announce the Harvard Forest Charles Bullard Fellows for 2017-2018.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Museum Event to Launch New Book: Witness Tree

Near the edge of the Harvard Forest stands a stately red oak tree that, if you listen closely, tells a rich, 100-year story of human and environmental change. Veteran Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes studied the tree and its environs intently for a year during a recent Bullard Fellowship.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Field Trip Scholarships for Middle & High School Classrooms

Scholarships are now available for educators wishing to bring middle and high school classes for a guided field trip to explore the forest and Fisher Museum, and to collect data as part of an authentic ecological field study. 

Field trips are available in two locations: the Harvard Forest in central Massachusetts or Highstead in southern Connecticut.

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