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News & Highlights

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

Bullard Fellowship Applications Due October 1

two scientists have a discussion on the edge of a forest in summer

Applications are due October 1, 2022 for 2023-2024 Charles Bullard Fellowships in Forest Research - 6 to 12-month fellowships for mid-career professionals who can make 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.

"Bullard Fellows are a vital and dynamic part of the Harvard

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

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

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