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News & Highlights

May 26, 2022

Summer Interns Arrive to Pursue 11-Week Research Projects

2022 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program students and mentors

Last weekend, during an unseasonable heat wave, 20 undergraduate interns arrived from institutions all over the US to move into Harvard Forest's largest dorm. Thus began their 11-week Summer Research Program internships, during which they will pursue mentored team projects on topics ranging from amplifying Indigenous voices in STEM to understanding controls on forest carbon sequestration.

The program, now

April 3, 2022

New Study and Interactive Map Point to Environmental Justice Disparities (and Solutions) in Land Conservation

screenshot of environmental justice mapping tool

A new study in Environmental Research Letters shows striking disparities in the distribution of conserved land across multiple dimensions of social marginalization in New England – and creates a tool to help address them.

In a New England-wide analysis, the researchers found that communities in the lowest income quartile, and communities with the highest proportions of people of color

February 16, 2022

Study: Forest Edges Store More Carbon than We Knew

Luca Morreale collecting data at a forest edge in the Arnold Arboretum

Photo of Luca Morreale collecting data at a forest edge in the Arnold Arboretum, by Sarah Garvey

February 16, 2022

2/22 Webinar on Open Positions in Lab Management, Education

Student intern Tiffaney Carey and mentor Kristina Stinson analyze samples in the lab

The Forest is accepting applications for 2 open positions in education and laboratory coordination. 

February 15, 2022

Museum Panorama Honors Nipmuc Land Stewardship & Collaboration

Standing in front of the new Museum mural is Nia Holley, Roberto Mighty, and Clarisse Hart

A new panorama in the Fisher Museum is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between community organizer Nia Holley of the Nipmuc Nation, multimedia artist Roberto Mighty, HF Director of Outreach & Education Clarisse Hart, the Vermont-based design company Shadows & Light, and the Wilmington-based printing company Advanced Imaging.

The photograph, spanning a 24-foot wall in the museum,

February 15, 2022

Video Series Offers Snapshots of Long-Term HF Research

Screenshots from video files

A new video series showcases current field research by senior scientists, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates in the Harvard Forest Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program.

The series was filmed in summer 2021 by filmmaker and longtime Harvard Forest collaborator, Roberto Mighty.

Explore Our Work

IN THE WOODS

Focus on Phenology

LONG-TERM STUDIES

85 Acres, 116,000 Trees

STUDENT PROGRAMS

Winter Opportunities for Harvard Students

CONSERVATION SCIENCE

Envisioning the Future Landscape

JOIN OUR TEAM!

Jobs & Fellowships Open Now

Wildlife Cam

Turkey with Young Grazing
Wildlife Trail Cameras at Harvard Forest - Feb/March 2016
Wildlife Montage - February 2016
Moose Browsing
Raccoon at Night
Deer Browsing

Webcams

Witness Tree
NEON Bottom of Tower
Barn Tower
Hemlock Tower NE
Below Canopy
EMS Tower 2
Hemlock Tower SW
Harvard Farm South
Harvard Farm North
Neon Top of Tower
Barn Tower 2
EMS Tower

Real Time Data

4. Precipitation
5. Stream Discharge
7. Water Temperature
8. Snowpack
6. Wetland Water Level
1. Temperature & Humidity
2. Radiation
3. Wind Speed

Events at Harvard Forest

See a list of our upcoming seminars & events:

Spring Seminar Series

Future Events

Initiatives & Partner Organizations

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