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News & Highlights

January 24, 2023

Harvard Forest Announces 2023-2024 Charles Bullard Fellows in Forest Research

Harvard Farm is home to numerous forbs & grasses to be studied by Noah McDonald

The Charles Bullard fellowship program supports advanced research and study by individuals who show promise of making an important contribution, either as scholars or administrators, to forestry and forest-related subjects including biology, earth sciences, economics, politics, administration, philosophy, humanities, the arts, or law. Harvard Forest is pleased to announce the upcoming 2023-2024 Charles Bullard Fellows in Forest Research, each

January 5, 2023

March 30 & 31: Susan Trumbore to Present Inaugural Bullard Lectures

Photograph of Dr. Susan Trumbore

The Harvard Forest and the Harvard University Center for the Environment are delighted to co-present the Inaugural Charles Bullard Lectures featuring Dr. Susan Trumbore, Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry and Professor of Earth System Science at the University of California, Irvine. 

The annual Charles Bullard Lectures were established by the Harvard Forest in 2022

January 4, 2023

Winter Interns Arrive to Advance Harvard Forest Research

Students and mentors pose for a photo

This winter, seven wonderful students are working with Harvard Forest researchers to advance projects that include amplifying local indigenous voices, creating an environmental history database spanning over 300 years, examining microclimates in declining hemlock stands, and increasing the accessibility of online resources for teachers participating in Harvard Forest's Schoolyard Ecology program. The team of interns includes Andrea Foo (Harvard Graduate

December 16, 2022

New Code of Conduct Outlines Values, Resources, and Expectations

a group of scientist walk down a forest trail in winter with sparse snow on the ground

A new Harvard Forest Code of Conduct is the culmination of a year-long, iterative process by staff and research fellows to define community expectations and values. The process began with a community-wide workshop by the ADVANCEGeo Partnership. With input from follow-on workshops and surveys, a committee of five staffers and research fellows - Dominick Sullivan, Shersingh

December 14, 2022

Design Sprint with Harvard Graduate School of Education: Student clubs collaborate on resource reorganization

Harvard School of Graduate Education students work on design ideas

On Wednesday, December 7th, the Harvard Forest Education and Outreach team co-sponsored a design sprint with the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s UI/UX and Students for Climate Justice clubs. The group spent the evening coming up with potential solutions for reorganizing the Teacher Resource page on the Forest's Schoolyard Ecology website to make it easier for teachers

December 9, 2022

Freshman Seminar Course Culminates with Student Symposium

Freshman Seminar students pose at a stream during a field visit

Marking the bittersweet end to a semester of field trips to Harvard Forest's 4,000-acre classroom, students from Harvard University's Freshman Seminar Course "Global Change Ecology: Forests, Ecosystem Function, and the Future" presented final projects on December 5. Over the course of the semester, students learned about the critical role that forests play in a changing climate, with an immersive

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