May 2021 update: Harvard Forest office buildings and the Fisher Museum remain closed to the public until further notice due to Covid-19.

But springtime forges ahead; please come enjoy our recreational trails! Please maintain proper social distance from those outside your group. 

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News & Highlights

June 9, 2021

HF Welcomes 2021 Summer Research Interns

screenshot of Zoom meeting with 2021 Summer Research Program participants

On May 24, Harvard Forest welcomed its first-ever class of virtual Summer Research Program students for 11 weeks of mentored research.

Following more than a week of orientation and introductory workshops in data analysis, science communication, and more, these 18 students from around the U.S. are now collecting and analyzing data as part of 10 different research teams.

We

June 2, 2021

Now Open: High School Teacher Research Opportunity

3 Schoolyard Ecology teachers inspect the leaves of an ash tree in summer.

This paid, part-time, virtual summer Research Experience for Teachers will support a Massachusetts high school teacher in contributing to a scientific study of environmental justice, using authentic research practices that - when translated to the classroom - will empower students to explore local conservation data, practice research techniques, and make positive contributions to their communities.

Teachers from racial/ethnic groups historically excluded from

May 20, 2021

Former Interns Earn Distinguished Research Awards

Grid of 4 student award winners: Eleanna Cerda (top left), Elise Miller (top right), Amy Li (bottom left), Jolene Saldivar (bottom right)

Four recent Harvard Forest interns have earned prestigious research awards for their continued work in biology and ecology - 3 Graduate Research Fellow Program (GRFP) awards from the National Science Foundation, and 1 Fulbright.

Here, they share more about their current research and the paths that led them there, and offer some advice to future students.

Eleanna Cerda, who completed a

May 18, 2021

2021-2022 Bullard Fellows Announced

purple orchids in bloom in a wetland

We are pleased to announce the Harvard Forest Charles Bullard Fellows for 2021-2022. The mission of the Bullard Fellowship Program is to support 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, from biology to earth sciences, economics, politics, law, and the arts and humanities. 

April 15, 2021

4 Students Earn Graduate Research Awards; New Award Apps Due May 1

headshots of four graduate student research award winners (top left: Thomas Muratore; top right: Sophie Everbach; bottom left: Amanda Suzzi; bottom right: Nikhil Chari)

In fall 2020, four graduate students were selected to receive the first-ever Graduate Research Awards in the Harvard Forest Long-Term Ecological Research Program. The awardees were selected based on the quality of their research proposals, and the potential of their projects to leverage existing HF LTER research and create new LTER collaborations.

Each student presented the results of their work

February 16, 2021

[Virtual] Harvard Forest Symposium, March 16-17

a scientist loops a transect measuring tape through a stake on the forest floor

Harvard Forest's annual Ecology Symposium will be held online on March 16 and 17 from 12:30-5:00 p.m. EDT.

Sessions will showcase research, education, and policy highlights from the Forest's Long-Term Ecological Research Program, now in its 32nd year.

 

 

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