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Friday, February 20, 2015

2015 Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

The 26th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium will be held Tuesday, March 17th from 9:00 a.m.

Monday, February 23, 2015

250 Years in a Hemlock Forest

Bob Marshall hemlock rings - Harvard Forest

A detailed case study in the journal Rhodora, authored by 4 Harvard Forest colleagues and a Summer Research Program alumnus, explores 250 years of land-use history in the Simes Tract of Petersham, where scientists began the long-term

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Highlights from the Harvard Forest Winter Break Week

Harvard Forest Winter Break 2015

This January, ten Harvard students spent a week exploring the Harvard Forest landscape, immersed in the study of real-world ecological and conservation questions. Our 5th annual Winter Break Week featured hands-on workshops and field tri

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Fisher Museum Hosts 'Witness Tree' Book Event

Witness Tree by Lynda Mapes

On February 11, journalist and author Lynda Mapes, a Charles Bullard Fellow this year, led a discussion of Witness Tree, her book project exploring the twined human and natural histories of a single, 100 year-old red oak.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Science Policy Exchange Collaborators Voice Public Comment

SPE health study

On December 1, researchers from the Harvard Forest were among a group of seventeen scientists to submit a public comment to the EPA's proposed Clean Power Plan. The effort was coordinated by the Harvard Forest-based Science Policy Exchange.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Summer Research Program for Undergraduates

HF summer paleo

UPDATE (Feb. 7, 2015): Applications for the 2015 program are now closed.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Harvard Forest Winter Break Week

Harvard Forest Winter Break Week 2014

Update: Applications for the 2015 program are now closed.

Friday, November 14, 2014

New Book Highlights Harvard's Conservation Innovation

Conservation Catalysts

A new book edited by James Levitt, Director of the Harvard Forest Program on Conservation Innovation, describes the strategic role that colleges and universities play in conserving land, water, and wildlife habitat around the world. The book was launched today in a special session at the IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bullard Spotlight: Lynda Mapes and the 100-Year-Old Oak

Lynda Mapes at Harvard Forest

During her 12-month Bullard Fellowship at the Harvard Forest, veteran newspaper journalist and author Lynda Mapes is taking a deep, long look at one tree: a 100-year-old red oak.

Monday, November 3, 2014

New Research Helps Maple Syrup Producers Predict Season

maple syrup by Josh Rapp

A new study by Harvard Forest research affiliates Josh Rapp and Elizabeth Crone (Tufts University) used 17 years of data to identify which factors most impact maple syrup production each year. Their answer: autumn seed production.

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