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February 2015

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February 24, 2015

Bullard Spotlight: Hannah Buckley and Bradley Case on Forest Spatial Patterns

HF ForestGEO plot

Our Charles Bullard Fellowship Program draws scholars from around the globe. This year, Hannah Buckley and Bradley Case from New Zealand's Lincoln University are at the Forest working toward a better understanding of the links between forest spatial patterns and processes.

In collaboration with HF senior ecologist Aaron Ellison, they are using new methods in spatial

February 20, 2015

2015 Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

Fungi at Harvard Forest

The 26th annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium will be held Tuesday, March 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

February 23, 2015

250 Years in a Hemlock Forest

Bob Marshall hemlock rings - Harvard Forest

A detailed case study in the journal Rhodora, authored by 4 Harvard Forest colleagues and a Summer Research Program alumnus, explores 250 years of land-use history in the Simes Tract of Petersham, where scientists began the long-term Hemlock Removal Experiment in 2005.

Historical documents,

February 25, 2015

Highlights from the Harvard Forest Winter Break Week

Harvard Forest Winter Break 2015

This January, ten Harvard students spent a week exploring the Harvard Forest landscape, immersed in the study of real-world ecological and conservation questions. Our 5th annual Winter Break Week featured hands-on workshops and field trips led by ecologists, artists, writers, and - new this year -

February 4, 2015

Fisher Museum Hosts 'Witness Tree' Book Event

Witness Tree by Lynda Mapes

On February 11, journalist and author Lynda Mapes, a Charles Bullard Fellow this year, led a discussion of Witness Tree, her book project exploring the twined human and natural histories of a single, 100 year-old red oak.

The event was co-hosted with the Athol Bird and Nature Club, and was attended by a full house of visitors in