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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Winter Break Week at Harvard Forest

Harvard Forest Winter Break 2015

Update: Applications for the 2016 program closed on Dec. 11, 2015.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Study: Seedlings and Climate Averages

Environmental projections using averaged climate data may be underestimating the potential for new trees to get established, says a new study in the journal Ecography, led by HF post-doctoral fellow Pep Serra-Diaz. 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Study: Adirondack Sugar Maples in Decline

Sugar maples across the Adirondack Mountains are in significant and surprising decline, according to a study published today in the journal Ecosphere.

Friday, October 9, 2015

New Study: Herbarium Records Deepen Climate Research

A new study published today in the American Journal of Botany highlights the remarkable value of archived plant specimens in our understanding of seasonal and climate change.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Op-Ed Focuses on Global Species Loss

To focus on climate change as the only key issue of the Pope's encyclical is to miss the broader picture, says an op-ed in today's Seattle Times, penned by HF Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison and Harvard University Herbaria Director Charles Davis.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Teachers Explore Ecology at Summer Workshop

Twenty-seven teachers from around New England came to the Forest to learn ecological field methods during the Schoolyard Summer Institute this August, part of the Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology Program.

These teachers will lead their 4th to 12th-grade students in ecological field studies at their schools this fall, collecting long-term data to analyze back in the classroom.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bullard Spotlight: David Kittredge and Forest Management Decision-making

Dave Kittredge, a Harvard Forest Bullard Fellow this year, brings experience in forestry, coupled with social science research background, to contribute to an improved understanding of humans in forest landscapes, specifically from the standpoint of forest management, harvesting, and ownership.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Registration Open: Schoolyard Summer Institute for Teachers

The 12th annual Schoolyard Ecology Summer Institute for Teachers will be held at Harvard Forest on Thursday, August 20. All teachers of grades 4-12 are welcome to register. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

2015-2016 Charles Bullard Fellows Announced

We are pleased to announce the Harvard Forest Charles Bullard Fellows for 2015-2016.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Study: Diverse Soil Community Key to Climate Protection

As soil microorganisms decompose plant and animal material, globally, they release 10 times more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere than humans do. A warming climate and increased nitrogen pollution accelerate this process, triggering the release of even more greenhouse gases.

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