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January 25, 2024

Registration Open for Schoolyard Ecology Spring Workshop: April 5th, 2024

Calling all Schoolyard Educators! We may be in the coldest portion of the winter, but it is time to think spring! 

At our workshop this spring, we will be focusing on your successes. You will have a chance to share about what you and your students have been up to this year and any results you would like to share. Buds,

January 25, 2024

Winter Interns Gain Skills, Advance Harvard Forest Research Efforts

Image shows the four Harvard Forest winter interns (2024) standing atop a research tower.

This January, Harvard Forest hosted five winter interns to advance research questions in collaboration with Harvard Forest researchers studying a variety of topics. Despite the brief nature of this program -- only 2.5 weeks -- the Harvard University student interns produced a significant body of work that will continue informing the efforts of future interns and scientists alike. 


Cold but

January 3, 2024

March 5: Growing Solar & Protecting Nature with Jonathan Thompson

This solar farm was built in Mendon, MA. The property was previously undeveloped forested land and partially used for farming. The total system size is about 4.1 MW DC. Photo by Lucas Faria.

Resarch Discussion: Growing Solar, Protecting Nature

Tuesday, March 5, 6:00-7:30pm
Fisher Museum at Harvard Forest
324 North Main Street
Petersham, MA 01366

View a recording of the event here

Massachusetts needs more solar energy to meet its goal of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. But so far, much of the solar energy deployed in central and western Massachusetts has been

January 3, 2024

Bullard Spotlight: Comparative investigation of heterogeneity across the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities

Image shows Bullard Fellow Zhanshan Ma with Harvard Forest Senior Research Fellow in Ecology Emeritus Aaron Ellison

By Zhanshan (Sam) Ma

During his Bullard Fellowship, Zhanshan (Sam) Ma - CAS 100-Talents endowed professor and PI of Computational Biology and Medical Ecology Lab, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) - is working with Harvard Forest Senior Research Fellow in Ecology Emeritus Aaron Ellison to review and synthesize the literature on heterogeneity