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May 1, 2018

Bullard Spotlight: Isabelle Chuine on What Makes Spring Buds Burst

Every quarter, we highlight the work of one of our visiting Charles Bullard Fellows. Isabelle Chuine is a research director at the Centre of Functional and Evolutionary Ecology in Montpellier, France. Her research lies at the interface of functional ecology and evolutionary ecology and focuses on seasonal change in forest trees, especially as climate warms. She uses a combination of

April 9, 2018

Long-Term Data on Ants Reveal Forest Dynamics

Sydne Record with Summer Student Collecting Ants

When forests change, do the ants that live there change, too? Ecologist Sydne Record (Bryn Mawr College), Aaron Ellison (HF Senior Ecologist), Tempest McCabe (Harvard Forest Summer Student '15, now at Boston University), and Ben Baiser (University of Florida-Gainesville) answered this question in a new study in Ecosphere

Ants provide many services to forests:

March 27, 2018

2018 Ecology Symposium Highlights 30 Years of Long-Term Research

Highlights and new directions from 30 years of the Forest's Long-Term Ecological Research Program were the focus of the 2018 Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium, held on March 20 in the Fisher Museum. More than 120 attendees - scientists, students, and forestry/conservation professionals - filled the Museum, with more joining online for the live-stream. Speakers covered issues ranging from

March 6, 2018

Science-Art Collaboration on the Road: Shifting Sites at RISD

RISD opening of Shifting Sites Exhibit

HF Bullard Fellow David Buckley Borden and Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison took their collaborative exhibit, Hemlock Hospice, and a study model for a new sculpture, Warming Warning Walk, to the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) as part of a group exhibition in March 2018.

Shifting Sites, hosted by in the RISD Department of

February 21, 2018

HF Grad Students Present Science in Real Life

Collecting leaves from canopy

Jess Gersony, a graduate student in the Holbrook lab of Harvard's Organismic & Evolutionary Biology (OEB) department, discussed her Harvard Forest-based research in a new episode of 'Science in Real Life' on YouTube this month. Fellow OEB graduate student Molly Edwards launched the YouTube channel with a grant from the American Society of Plant Biologists, with

February 12, 2018

News from Capitol Hill: SPE Leader Presents Co-Benefits of Power Plant Standards

Kathy Fallon Lambert speaks to Policy Makers

Kathy Fallon Lambert, Director of the Science Policy Exchange, led a team of scientists that gave a briefing to the U.S. House Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC) on the air quality, health, and environmental consequences of different types of power plant carbon standards. The briefing, held in Washington DC on February 6, 2018, featured a

February 9, 2018

Harvard Forest Director Receives Book Award in Environmental Science

David Foster - Author of A Meeting of Land and Sea

At its annual Prose Awards luncheon on February 8 in Washington D.C., the American Association of Publishers announced that a new book by HF Director David FosterA Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha’s Vineyard, was awarded their 2018 prize for Environmental Science.

The PROSE Awards annually recognize the best in professional and scholarly

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

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