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February 2024

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February 20, 2024

Schoolyard Ecology Program Reaches 20 Year Milestone

Image shows a collage of photographs showing educators and students in the field.

Through the support of the Long-Term Ecological Research Program and generous anonymous donors, 2024 marks the 20th year of the Schoolyard Ecology program at Harvard Forest. For two decades the ecologists at Harvard Forest (John O'Keefe, Dave Orwig, Emery Boose, and Betsy Colburn) have worked with Pamela Snow, and now Katharine Hinkle to train and support teachers and classrooms

February 7, 2024

Bullard Spotlight: Dr. Ahmed Siddig Sets Up New LTER Site & Mentors Students in Conflict-Affected Sudan

Image shows Ahmed Siddig, center, taking notes in the field

We are thrilled to host Dr. Ahmed Siddig as one of our Charles Bullard Fellows in Forest Research for the 2023-2024 year. Dr. Siddig, Associate Professor of Ecology and Environmental Conservation at the University of Khartoum, is interested in understanding global change ecology, development & running of ecological monitoring programs, and biodiversity conservation. As Bullard Fellow for 2023/2024,

February 1, 2024

Harvard Forest Researchers Contribute to Recent EEA “Forest as Climate Solutions” Report

Image shows a skidder pulling logs at Harvard Forest.

Last month, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs released its Report of the Climate-Forestry Committee: Recommendations for Climate Oriented Forest Management Guidelines. This Forests as Climate Solutions report was authored by a committee of 12 experts having widely varying opinions on management; Harvard Forest authors include Forest Research Director Jonathan Thompson and Harvard Forest