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.
The middle-aged forests of the East Coast may not look like carbon-storing powerhouses. But New England forests take in enough carbon each year to offset nearly half the region's household carbon dioxide emissions. A new study by HF ecologist Audrey Barker-Plotkin and Summer Research Program alumna Kate Eisen explores how trees are getting the job done.
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
The Organization of Biological Field Stations, representing more than 250 research centers around the globe, has granted the Harvard Forest its 2014 Human Diversity Award. The award highlights our Summer Research Program, now in its 25th year of training undergraduates from around the country in ecology and conservation.
Five PhD students/candidates pursuing research at the Harvard Forest have recently received competitive awards and fellowships to support their work.
Ahmed Hassabelkreem Siddig (pictured at left) has earned a Student Dissertation Research Grant from the University of Massachusetts, to support his efforts to create a more informative measure of indicator species "effectiveness" for ecological monitoring and conservation in declining ecosystems.