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March 2014

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March 18, 2014

Providing Support in Our Own Backyard

HF oak donation to Country Store

The Harvard Forest is home to science and education programs that benefit the region and the world, but we also recognize our role as part of a rural community in Central Massachusetts. Recent contributions to local enterprise include:

  • A $5,000 donation to the East Quabbin Land Trust for their efforts to renovate and reopen the Petersham Country Store, as well as
March 17, 2014

2014 Annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

Uvularia sessilifolia

The 25th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium is Tuesday, March 18, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Fisher Museum at the Harvard Forest. 

View the recorded lectures

(2-3 minutes to load program; navigate to individual talks using lefthand toolbar)

Please contact Audrey Barker

March 10, 2014

Harvard Forest Woods Crew Leader Honored with Dean's Distinction

John Wisnewski with Dean Smith

John Wisnewski, long-time leader of the Harvard Forest Woods Crew, was honored this month with a Dean's Distinction award for his service to the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) in 2013. He was one of just 35 individual awardees selected for distinction out of thousands of Harvard FAS employees.

In 2013, Wisnewski spearheaded the implementation of

March 10, 2014

2 Open Positions with the Science Policy Exchange

Science Policy Exchange wordmark

NOTE: All positions have now been filled.

As part of the Harvard Forest's commitment to building programs that connect science, communication, and policy outreach, recently we have helped to launch the Science Policy Exchange, which now seeks to fill two open positions

March 10, 2014

Bullard Spotlight: Franco Biondi and Reconstructions of Environmental Change

Franco Biondi at field site

Each month, we feature research by one of Harvard Forest's Charles Bullard Fellows. This month, we're highlighting Franco Biondi, a Professor in the Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno. During his 2014 Bullard Fellowship at Harvard Forest, he's completing a book on dendrochronology, in which he discusses tree-ring methods for