This website is packed with information about Harvard Forest’s research, education, events, data, and more. We've made some handy guides to exploring the website from the perspectives of educators, students, field researchers, and land stewards/conservationists, and we're working on more views this fall. Don't see your view? Let us know at hfOutreach@fas.harvard.edu.

News & Highlights

August 29, 2022

Registration Open: Harvard Community Bus Trips to the Forest

a group of Harvard students observe a field research site on a forest tour in summer

Harvard students, faculty, fellows, and staff may now sign up for one of several free monthly bus trips to visit Harvard Forest, located 70 miles west of Harvard Square.

Trips will be geared towards undergraduate and graduate students; faculty, fellows, and staff are also welcome to sign up. There is no cost.

The 4 hours spent on site will be guided by

August 8, 2022

29th Annual Symposium Highlights Summer Research Accomplishments

Students gathered in the Fisher Museum

Marking the culminanation of nearly three months with Harvard Forest's Summer Research Program in Ecology, 20 undergraduate students recently presented on projects related to climate change, envirnomental justice, data provenance, and forest regeneration. Participants came from 17 undergraduate institutions to participate in an immersive experience that bought together students, researchers, and mentors in pursuit of scientific inquiry across a variety

August 3, 2022

Forest Welcomes 2022-2023 Bullard Fellows; Applications for 2023-2024 Due October 1

Bullard Fellow Elisabeth Almgren and research assistant Elaine Doughty investigate a sediment core

This fall, Harvard Forest welcomes our new cohort of Charles Bullard Fellows, who since 1962 have been selected from around the world to pursue forest-related projects as mid-career scholars and practitioners. While in residence at Harvard, Fellows interact with faculty, staff, and students, give seminars, participate in conferences and symposia, and leverage Harvard's world-class resources.  

Meet the 2022-2023 Bullard Fellows

Jennifer Bhatnagar is

August 3, 2022

Summer Institute for Teachers Offers Hands-On Training in Ecology

teachers work together to measure a transect along the forest floor in summer

The Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology program is hosting its 18th annual Summer Institute for teachers of grades 4-12 on Wednesday, August 17th. Educators will spend the day working side by side with ecologists and mentor teachers to learn one of three different field studies related to core Harvard Forest research: Our Changing Forests (forest carbon and land-use dynamics),

May 26, 2022

Summer Interns Arrived 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 is

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

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