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June 29, 2023

Diversifying Partnerships in the Face of Forest Threats: New Research on EAB Management

Photo shows larval galleries of the emerald ash borer (by Dave Orwig)

By Emily Johnson

As climate change challenges the resilience of our forests, the presence of nonindigenous insects and pathogens will continue to threaten the existence of certain trees and the lifeways they support. Thanks in part to a USDA NIFA Critical Research and Extension Program grant, Harvard Forest researcher Dave Orwig partnered with experts throughout the northeast, including

June 27, 2023

Schoolyard Ecology Summer Institute for Educators: August 22-23

Photo shows Schoolyard Ecology instructors examining a plant

Come join us this summer to train on a Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology project or dive deep into utilizing our Witness Tree project to enhance climate learning in your classroom!

Register here!

Day 1 - Tuesday, August 22nd: Project Training deep dives (Choose 1)

  • Hemlock Wooley Adelgid Invasive Species Monitoring Study
  • Our Changing Forests Study
  • Buds, Leaves, and Global Warming Phenology
June 21, 2023

Aerial exploration: Research on the management of Maine's north woods

Photo shows the seaplane used for the flyover

By Lynda Mapes, Harvard Forest Charles Bullard Fellow

The northern forest of Maine is unique – some ten million acres of forestland that is mostly privately owned, and never converted to agriculture or development other than for forestry. This is a young forest. Outside of parks, nearly all the old growth of this forest was cut long ago and the rest

June 13, 2023

Bullard Spotlight: Michael Dietze on Harvard Forest's Carbon Cycle Forecasting

Driven by a variety of factors across space, time, and processes, the predictability of the carbon cycle helps decision-makers improve forest monitoring and better understand changes in ecosystem services. During his Bullard Fellowship, Michael Dietze - who runs the Ecological Forecasting Lab at Boston University - is laying the foundation for future research that improves carbon forecasting