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June 29, 2018, by Brooklynn Davis


tldr: Harvard Forest REU has the perfect setup (no worries about housing, food, or having fun, they provide it all!) to give its students a true research experience, and experience is the most effective teacher. So I just finished my first semester as a declared environmental science major. Before that I was pre-med (we all go through that phase, right?),
June 29, 2018, by Laura Puckett

Tree Mortality Project

When I tell people that I am studying forest ecology, they probably assume that I am studying the living organisms in forests. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. This summer, I am focused on dead trees. This is because we want to develop a better understanding of the rate of tree mortality and causes of tree mortality here. Trees are
June 27, 2018, by Maggie Anderson

Ants and Trees - A Blog-Cast

Listen to the podcast with the link below! Maggie is a rising Senior at Lawrence University studying Biology.
June 27, 2018, by Eva Paradiso

Some of what goes unnoticed: A glimpse underground

When you first walk into the Harvard Forest during the prime summer days you might notice the large patch of poison ivy filling the forest floor, the countless tree trunks creating a maze throughout the forest, or the green leaves obscuring the sky. If you listen closely, you will hear the sounds of the forest: birds calling, chipmunks, squirrels, mosquitoes
June 25, 2018, by Max Ferlauto

What does a forest look like in 2318?

Somehow your body gets frozen for three hundred years. Maybe you fell through a lake in the middle of winter and froze solid, maybe Darth Vader threw you in carbonite, maybe you were forgotten in a cryogenic chamber. In any case, you are revived three hundred years later and wake up in a hospital. After the nurses perform their tests
June 22, 2018, by Emilio Arias

Pictures Worth A Thousand Words

I grew up in Miami, surrounded by a vibrant tropical landscape... Then I moved to Atlanta for school and fell in love with the city and the nature... And now I'm in Massachusetts excited to explore its forests! Field work began rather quickly but we found ways to lighten up the day. Our first weekend we visted Tully Lake and
June 20, 2018, by Kyra Hoerr

Blog…Cast! (A Harvard Forest Podcast)

Listen by clicking the image below! Kyra is a rising Junior at Bryn Mawr College studying Philosophy.
June 20, 2018, by Orenna Brand

Coding Explained in Three Comics

This summer, I’m working on the Data Provenance in R project. It is essentially a programming job. And, unfortunately, frustration is a part of the job of software engineering. But, comedy is born out of frustration, and so here we are. My experience thus far can be best described with these three comics: 1. It’s important to practice good style.
June 18, 2018, by Jon Hamilton

The Forest--Spooky Stories for Prospective Students

7:45. Night descending. Mosquitoes coming out. Trees tossing shade. Not an ideal time for a run, but I began it anyways. Out I went, venturing from Shaler Hall toward the Hemlock Hospice, a mile into the Forest. Slowly, light faded. I turned left, heading into the Hospice, hoping to cut through to the road on the other side. Fun fact