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Current Bullard Fellowship Recipients

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Harvard Forest is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Charles Bullard Fellows in Forest Research. The purpose of this Fellowship program, established in 1962, is to support advanced research and study by persons who show promise of making important contributions, either as scholars or administrators, to forestry defined in its broadest sense as the human use and study of forested environments.

Fellows are supported by an endowment named after the benefactor Charles Bullard. While in residence at Harvard, Fellows interact with faculty and students, give seminars, participate in conferences and symposia and avail themselves of the University's great research resources. Applications are accepted beginning September 1 for Bullard Fellowships for the following year.

"The Harvard community benefits immensely from the presence of the outstanding scholars and fellows supported by the Bullard program," says David R. Foster, director of Harvard Forest and chair of the Bullard Fellowship committee. "The breadth of research encompassed by this year's class of scholars is vast, ranging from sustainable forest management to computer science, from cell biology to reconstructions of past environmental change."

2019-2020 Charles Bullard Fellows

Kristen DeAngelis, Associate Professor of Microbiology at the University of Massachusetts--Amherst, will spend a year at the Forest studying the effects of long-term warming on the spore-forming filamentous bacteria Actinomycetes, which form symbiotic nitrogen-fixing associations with forest plants. 

Jean-Claude Gegout, Professor at AgroParisTech (Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food, and Environmental Sciences), studies the effects of long-term environmental change on plant species and communities. During his year-long Bullard Fellowship, he will compare herbarium and contemporary plant specimens to study the impact of global change on the growth of temperate herbaceous plants.

Hannah Gosnell, Associate Professor of Geography at Oregon State University, studies the human dimensions of forest and range management, exploring links between environmental governance and rural landscape change. During her 6-month Fellowship, she will work closely with the Thompson Lab to study the methods behind the New England Landscape Futures project, and consider how similar policy-relevant research might be incorporated into the Andrews Forest LTER program in the Western Cascades of Oregon. 

Matts Lindbladh, Professor in Forest Ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, will spend 8 months at the Forest working on a book about the forest history of southern Sweden. His primary collaborator is HF Director David Foster.

Anna Sala, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Montana, will spend her 8-month fellowship collaborating closely with Harvard Forest researchers on plant physiological ecology, while based primarily in Cambridge with the Holbrook Lab at Harvard's Dept. of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.

Anne Short Gianotti is an Associate Professor of Earth and Environment at Boston University who studies the social and political dimensions of land and natural resource management. She will spend 10 months working at the Forest and at Harvard's Arnold Arboretum, collaborating primarily with Jonathan Thompson and David Foster to investigate the processes that drive wildlife management and conservation decisions in suburban and urban areas.