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News & Highlights

February 26, 2024

Register for the Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium on March 19!

Image shows Jackie Matthes discussing research data at the 2022 LTER Symposium.

The annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium is coming up on Tuesday, March 19, from 9:00a.m. – 4:30p.m. ET at the Fisher Museum, Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA (click here for directions).

This year, we will highlight new work and early-career researchers with the theme “Looking Forward with Long-Term Research: New Directions and Graduate Student Research in the Harvard Forest Long-Term Ecological

February 20, 2024

Schoolyard Ecology Program Reaches 20 Year Milestone

Image shows a collage of photographs showing educators and students in the field.

Through the support of the Long-Term Ecological Research Program and generous anonymous donors, 2024 marks the 20th year of the Schoolyard Ecology program at Harvard Forest. For two decades the ecologists at Harvard Forest (John O'Keefe, Dave Orwig, Emery Boose, and Betsy Colburn) have worked with Pamela Snow, and now Katharine Hinkle to train and support teachers and classrooms

February 7, 2024

Bullard Spotlight: Dr. Ahmed Siddig Sets Up New LTER Site & Mentors Students in Conflict-Affected Sudan

Image shows Ahmed Siddig, center, taking notes in the field

We are thrilled to host Dr. Ahmed Siddig as one of our Charles Bullard Fellows in Forest Research for the 2023-2024 year. Dr. Siddig, Associate Professor of Ecology and Environmental Conservation at the University of Khartoum, is interested in understanding global change ecology, development & running of ecological monitoring programs, and biodiversity conservation. As Bullard Fellow for 2023/2024,

February 1, 2024

Harvard Forest Researchers Contribute to Recent EEA “Forest as Climate Solutions” Report

Image shows a skidder pulling logs at Harvard Forest.

Last month, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs released its Report of the Climate-Forestry Committee: Recommendations for Climate Oriented Forest Management Guidelines. This Forests as Climate Solutions report was authored by a committee of 12 experts having widely varying opinions on management; Harvard Forest authors include Forest Research Director Jonathan Thompson and Harvard Forest

January 25, 2024

Registration Open for Schoolyard Ecology Spring Workshop: April 5th, 2024

Calling all Schoolyard Educators! We may be in the coldest portion of the winter, but it is time to think spring! 

At our workshop this spring, we will be focusing on your successes. You will have a chance to share about what you and your students have been up to this year and any results you would like to share. Buds,

January 25, 2024

Winter Interns Gain Skills, Advance Harvard Forest Research Efforts

Image shows the four Harvard Forest winter interns (2024) standing atop a research tower.

This January, Harvard Forest hosted five winter interns to advance research questions in collaboration with Harvard Forest researchers studying a variety of topics. Despite the brief nature of this program -- only 2.5 weeks -- the Harvard University student interns produced a significant body of work that will continue informing the efforts of future interns and scientists alike. 

 

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