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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.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Harvard Forest and Partners Launch Science Policy Exchange Consortium

Harvard Forest joined with partners from five major research institutions on November 12 to host "Science for a Sustainable World," an event to launch the Science Policy Exchange (SPE). SPE was founded with leadership from HF Director of Science and Policy Integration, Kathy Fallon Lambert, to increase the impact of science on environmental decisions.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Student Presents Research at National Conference

Rodriguez and Thompson

Mayra Rodríguez-González, a 2015 HF Summer Research Program student, recently presented her summer research results at the Council on Undergraduate Research's annual Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Symposium.

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.

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