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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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