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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Species Conservation in a Shifting Global Context

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Threatened species are further jeopardized by shifts in political boundaries, warns Harvard Forest senior ecologist Aaron Ellison in a new Worldview column in the top journal Nature.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bullard Spotlight: Laura Johnson and Global Conservation Practice

Laura Johnson, Harvard Bullard Fellow

Each month, we feature research by one of Harvard Forest's Charles Bullard Fellows. This month, we're highlighting Laura Johnson, who over the past three decades has served as a land conservationist working first with The Nature Conservancy, and then as president of the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Special Event: Merging Conservation and Agriculture in New England

On Friday, April 11, Harvard Forest hosted a special public event on conservation and agriculture in New England.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Providing Support in Our Own Backyard

HF oak donation to Country Store

The Harvard Forest is home to science and education programs that benefit the region and the world, but we also recognize our role as part of a rural community in Central Massachusetts. Recent contributions to local enterprise include:

Monday, March 17, 2014

2014 Annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

Uvularia sessilifolia

The 25th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium is Tuesday, March 18, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Fisher Museum at the Harvard Forest. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Harvard Forest Woods Crew Leader Honored with Dean's Distinction

John Wisnewski with Dean Smith

John Wisnewski, long-time leader of the Harvard Forest Woods Crew, was honored this month with a Dean's Distinction award for his service to the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) in 2013. He was one of just 35 individual awardees selected for distinction out of thousands of Harvard FAS employees.

In 2013, Wisnewski spearheaded the implementation of several major projects at the Forest:

Monday, March 10, 2014

2 Open Positions with the Science Policy Exchange

Science Policy Exchange wordmark

NOTE: All positions have now been filled.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Bullard Spotlight: Franco Biondi and Reconstructions of Environmental Change

Franco Biondi at field site

Each month, we feature research by one of Harvard Forest's Charles Bullard Fellows. This month, we're highlighting Franco Biondi, a Professor in the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Monday, February 24, 2014

New Guide Helps Ecologists Model Population Dynamics

Record and colleagues

Understanding how processes of growth, birth, and death influence species population size is key to managing populations of conservation concern.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tracking Seasonal Change Using Digital Photography

Phenocam

A growing number of researchers, including Harvard Forest collaborator Andrew Richardson, are using automated digital cameras to study seasonal change in the forest canopy. As climate warms, the timing of leaf emergence in the spring and leaf-drop in autumn are in rapid flux, increasing scientists' need to precisely pinpoint and follow these seasonal changes.

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