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Monday, March 10, 2014

2 Open Positions with the Science Policy Exchange

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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

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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

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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.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Registration Open: LANDIS-II Training

Registration is open for a multi-day LANDIS-II training at Harvard Forest (April 8-10, 2014). The LANDIS-II model simulates forest succession, disturbance (including fire, wind, harvest, insects), climate change, and seed dispersal across large landscapes. Workshop topics will include parameterization, simulating landscapes, and analyzing outputs.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Bullard Spotlight: Pamela Templer and Winter Climate Change

Pamela Templer

This year, a new highlight series will showcase research by Harvard Forest's Charles Bullard Fellows, who come to the Forest for up to a year to contribute, either as scholars or administrators, to forestry defined in its broadest sense as the human use and study of forested environments.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Harvard Forest Dedicates New Biomass Heat Facility

Harvard Forest biomass facility

On January 21, an open house at the Forest celebrated the dedication of a new, super-efficient thermal biomass system that heats the campus's 5 main buildings using wood harvested from Harvard Forest land. Leaders from Harvard's Faculty of Arts & Sciences, the Massachusetts Senate, the US Forest Service, and the Mass.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Senior Ecologist Presents Biodiversity Keynote

HF Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison recently delivered the keynote lecture at the 5th Biennial Nantucket Biodiversity Research Conference. The conference emphasizes the Islands' unique role as "living laboratories" for nature's experiments in ecology and evolution.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New Study Reveals Promise and Peril of Land-Use Decisions

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A groundbreaking study released today by the Harvard Forest and the Smithsonian Institution reveals that, if left unchecked, recent trends in the loss of forests to development will undermine significant land conservation gains in Massachusetts, jeopardize water quality, and limit the natural landscape's ability to protect against climate change. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Undergraduate Summer Research Program

Note: applications closed Feb. 7, 2014.  Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program, an opportunity for college and university students across the U.S. to participate in 11 weeks (May 26-August 8, 2014) of paid, independent research with mentors from Harvard and other leading institutions.

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