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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.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Study: Snowfall Linked to Tree Growth and Function

Snowfall affects forest tree growth and function well beyond the winter season, says a new study of a dozen Harvard Forest red oak and red maple trees, recently published in the journal Ecosystems.

Friday, February 5, 2016

New Trail and Virtual Tour

The Forest's newest interpretive trail, the French Road Trail, is now open to the public. The trail begins outside the Fisher Museum on Prospect Hill Road, and is available as a brochure and virtual tour.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Harvard Forest to Co-Present Conservation Award

Middlebury's Bread Loaf campus

Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPINE), a land conservation network based at the Harvard Forest, will present the Charles H.W. Foster Award for Exemplary Academic Leadership in Land Conservation on February 22 to recognize Middlebury College's protection of its 2,100-acre Bread Loaf Campus in Vermont.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Bullard Spotlight: Peter Thomas on Applied Tree Biology

London planetree

Bullard Fellow Peter Thomas, a plant ecologist from Keele University in England, has spent his 6-month residency at the Forest co-writing a textbook, Applied Tree Biology, aimed at helping land managers make wise decisions about tree care. The book covers how trees should be chosen, planted, pruned, and maintained into old age, based on a sound understanding of how trees work.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Applications Open: Summer Research Program for Undergraduates

UPDATE: Applications closed Feb 5, 2016.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Seeing the Landscape in Landscape Art

A new paper by ecologist and Harvard Forest collaborator Ed Faison (of Highstead) explores how the ecology and land-use changes of the 19th-century American landscape are revealed in paintings from that period.

Friday, December 11, 2015

New Cameras Give Glimpse of Harvard Farm

Two research webcams (north, south) now aid the study of seasonal change on the Harvard Farm, Harvard Forest's newest research site and a valuable haven for biodiversity in a region dominated by maturing forests.

Friday, December 11, 2015

The Great Flight North

black-throated green warbler by Brooks Mathewson

Migratory songbirds, commonly seen in Harvard Forest woodlands in spring and summer, spend their winters thousands of miles south in Central and South America searching for food.

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