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December 20, 2012

Harvard Forest Post-doc Earns LTER Training Grant

Spring working group will connecting LTER graduate students

Post-doctoral fellow Sydne Record has earned a grant from the Long-Term Ecological Research Network to help forge a new network for graduate students who are conducting socio-ecological research, a cutting-edge science that combines traditional ecology with the study of human societies to help solve complex sustainability, climate, and land-use questions. A spring working group will connect LTER

December 17, 2012

'Science Nation' Features HF Carbon Research for PBS and Beyond

Science Nation video

A new Science Nation video and special report by the National Science Foundation highlights long-term carbon research at the Harvard Forest, with interviews by Harvard Forest director David Foster and Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Sciences research associate Bill Munger.

Science Nation is a video series distributed throughout the world, including to the PBS Newshour

December 11, 2012

Schoolyard Teacher Presents at National Conferences

Katherine Bennett

Ashburnham public school teacher Katherine Bennett, long-time participant in the Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology Program, presented her Harvard Forest science and education work at two national conferences this fall: the LTER All Scientists' tri-annual meeting in Colorado, and the American Geophysical Union's annual conference in California. Bennett blogged with her fifth-grade students from both conferences, keeping them up

December 11, 2012

Defense Department Supports New Ecosystem Research

Garlic Mustard

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has granted $2 million to Harvard Forest researchers Kristina Stinson (UMass Amherst) and Serita Frey (UNH) for a five-year study of how soil microbial communities respond to major ecosystem change.

Soil fungi are crucial to the growth of many native trees, but their functions can be easily disrupted by the belowground

December 11, 2012

Harvard Forest Archive Now Searchable Online

Harvard Forest founding director Richard Fisher in a pine stand in 1908

A new online catalog for the Harvard Forest Archive--the result of a year-long effort by Archive staff--allows users to search the thousands of maps, research files, samples, administrative records, photographs, and other visual materials available at the Forest. Some records have been digitized and can be viewed in high resolution online (including the photo here, of founding director

December 3, 2012

Applications Open: Summer and Winter Programs for Undergraduates

Harvard Forest Summer Research Program Students

SUMMER: Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program, an opportunity for college students across the U.S. to participate in 11 weeks (May 20-August 2, 2013) of paid, independent research with mentors from Harvard and other leading institutions. 2013 projects focus on the ecological and social dimensions of forest ecosystem disturbance, including global