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Friday, March 10, 2017

Open Studio to Feature Sci-Art Collaboration

On Saturday, April 29, artist and designer David Buckley Borden, a 2016-2017 Bullard Fellow and Harvard GSD alumnus, will host an open studio at the Harvard Forest for students and the public to explore his ongoing work.

The open studio will run from 12:00-4:00pm. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Learning from an Island: Harvard Students Explore Vineyard Ecosystems

A lucky group of Harvard students spent 5 days on Martha's Vineyard during Spring Break with HF Director David Foster, exploring the Island's history, culture, and ecosystems. Foster has been studying the Island for decades, and recently published a book and series of maps about the Island, around which the program was based.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Keystone Project Honored for Outstanding Environmental Education

The Massachusetts Keystone Project, led by UMass Extension since 1988 and involving a 3-day training workshop at Harvard Forest every April, has been awarded a prestigious Environmental Service Award by the Mass. Association of Conservation Commissions.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2017 Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

The 28th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium will be held Tuesday, March 21 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm in the newly reopened Harvard Forest Fisher Museum.

Friday, February 10, 2017

New Study: Nitrogen Pollution Hinders Forest Decomposers

Atmospheric pollution may be altering forest ecosystems in ways that are difficult to reverse, according to a study of experimental Harvard Forest soils recently published in the journal Ecology, led by a team of HF collaborators from the University of New Hampshire, University of Wyoming, and University of W

Thursday, December 8, 2016

AP News: Forests at Risk from Insects Spread by Trade & Climate

An Associated Press feature this week about the risks and impacts of invasive tree pests highlights a recent study by the Science Policy Exchange and features HF Forest Ecologist Dave Orwig, who has studied hemlock woolly adelgid and other invasive insects in New England for decades. 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Applications Open: Summer Research Program for Undergraduates

Update: Applications are closed (as of Feb. 3).

Applications are now open for the 2017 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program, an opportunity for college and university students across the U.S. to participate in 11 weeks (May 22-August 4, 2017) of paid, independent research with mentors from Harvard and other leading institutions.

2017 research projects cover many academic disciplines, including ecology, biogeochemistry, art/design, computer science, conservation policy, history, and engineering.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

New Study: Climate Warming Destabilizes Forest Ant Communities

A study published today in Science Advances, co-authored by HF Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison with scientists from six other institutions, shows that climate warming disrupts forest ant communities responsible for important soil turnover and seed dispersal processes.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fisher Museum to Close for Renovations; Archive Seeks Pre-1970s Photos

The Harvard Forest Fisher Museum, free and open to the public since 1941, will close for renovations on October 31, 2016, and reopen in April 2017.

The Museum's 23 diorama models will be protected and remain unchanged during the renovation, which will primarily focus on the Museum's entryways, flooring, lighting, and auditorium space. Harvard Forest's interpretive trails will remain open during the renovations.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Senior Ecologist Calls on Scientists in Op-Ed: If Not Us, Who?

In a new WorldView column in the journal Nature, HF Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison outlines steps for scientists to go beyond collecting data and to take a more active role in preserving biodiversity.

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