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March 23, 2016

Bullard Spotlight: Rose-Marie Muzika and the Ghosts of Pests Past

A sample of wood showing the rings of the tree.

Bullard Fellow Rose-Marie Muzika, a forestry professor from the University of Missouri, has long been interested in forest change over time.

During her fellowship at Harvard Forest, she is studying the impact of insects and diseases on today's forests, as well as their legacy on forests of the past.

Her work is

March 11, 2016

New Harvard Conservation Award to Inspire Future Action

Laurie Patton receiving an award

The Harvard Forest recently joined Harvard Kennedy School's Environmental and Natural Resources Program and Center for Public Leadership, along with thLincoln Institute of Land Policy, to present the inaugural Charles H.W. Foster Award for Exemplary Academic Leadership in Land Conservation to Middlebury College. The President of Middlebury College, Laurie Patton (Harvard College '83), was present to accept the award.

"New England is a

March 3, 2016

Senior Ecologist Chosen for Yale Fellowship

Harvard Forest Ecologist Aaron Ellison

Harvard Forest Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison is spending the spring semester as a Bass Distinguished Visiting Environmental Scholar at the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies. He will be teaching an undergraduate course in Environmental Studies and conducting research on how portrayals and perceptions of landscapes influence conservation decision-making. He is also finishing two books, Stepping in the