Near the edge of the Harvard Forest stands a stately red oak tree that, if you listen closely, tells a rich, 100-year story of human and environmental change. Veteran Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes studied the tree and its environs intently for a year during a recent Bullard Fellowship.
On Saturday, April 29, artist and designer David Buckley Borden, a 2016-2017 Bullard Fellow and Harvard GSD alumnus, will host an open studio at the Harvard Forest for students and the public to explore his ongoing work.
A new report highlighting the last 2 years of research and education at the Harvard Forest, plus a timeline of the Forest's Long-Term Ecological Research program, is now available online and in hard copy by request.
Harvard Forest Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison is spending the spring semester as a Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholar at the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies. He will be teaching an undergraduate course in Environmental Studies and conducting research on how portrayals and perceptions of landscapes influence conservation decision-making.
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.