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January 22, 2018

Data from Art: Hemlock Hospice Starts Yielding Results

Hemlock Hospice Wordle

Based on the visitor log at the Harvard Forest Hemlock Hospice art exhibition, more than 500 people have viewed its 18 installations since the October 7 opening. Many of these visitors also have contributed to the exhibition by leaving messages on ribbons tied to the "Exchange Tree."Trees are Wise Message Now,

January 16, 2018

Reproducibility in Ecological Research

Figure from Nature Ecology and Evolution

How can we improve the reproducibility of ecological experiments? In a paper published this month in Nature Ecology and Evolution, an international team led by Alex Milcu that included HF Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison showed that a deliberate introduction of controlled systematic variability (CSV) in experimental designs may increase the reproducibility of experiments done at multiple sites

January 11, 2018

New Book About Carnivorous Plants

Front Cover Carnivorous Plants, edited by Aaron Ellison

Researchers from around the world, led by HF Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison, have just published a major scientific synthesis on the physiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology of carnivorous plants.

Until now, there have only been three major scientific treatments of what Charles Darwin called “the most wonderful plants in the world.” Darwin himself wrote the first one