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October 11, 2016

Senior Ecologist Calls on Scientists in Op-Ed: If Not Us, Who?

A toad sitting on a branch.

In a new WorldView column in the journal Nature, HF Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellison outlines steps for scientists to go beyond collecting data and to take a more active role in preserving biodiversity.

The call is one echoed and answered by many researchers at the Forest; projects like the Science Policy Exchange and Wildlands &

October 5, 2016

HF Forest Policy Analyst Honored with Int'l Award

David Kittredge kneeling in front of a tree.

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Small Scale Forestry group recently honored HF Forest Policy Analyst David Kittredge with the 2016 Brandl Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of small-scale forestry research.

Kittredge has served as a forester on the faculty in the Department of Environmental Conservation

September 29, 2016

New Grant to Study How Climate & Forest Pests Drive Landowner Decisions

Lakes surrounded by trees during the fall.

A team of researchers from the Harvard Forest, Family Forest Research Center, and Duke University have been awarded an $880,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how climate change and forest pests influence the ways landowners make decisions about their woods.

Collaborators David Kittredge, Marla Lindsay, Mark Borsuk, Brett Butler, and Emily Silver-Huff plan to

August 25, 2016

Museum Event to Feature Hurricane of 1938

Thirty-Eight book cover

On Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00pm, the Fisher Museum will host a presentation by Steve Long, former Harvard Forest Bullard Fellow, as he releases the culmination of his work at the Forest: the new book Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane that Transformed New England (Yale University Press).

In Thirty-Eight, Long chronicles how the Hurricane of '38 transformed New England,

July 20, 2016

Harvard Forest Biennial Report Released

2015-2016 biennial report cover

A new report highlighting the last 2 years of research and education at the Harvard Forest, plus a timeline of the Forest's Long-Term Ecological Research program, is now available online and in hard copy by request.

Topics include the new Harvard Farm, research out of the new Tree Ring Laboratory, an update on hemlock woolly adelgid research, progress toward

July 7, 2016

Interactive Map Highlights History and Ecology of Martha's Vineyard

Map of Martha's Vineyard

New, deeply researched maps of Martha's Vineyard encourage exploration of the Island by first invoking the Island's past--how people, nature, and farm animals shaped it centuries ago.

The maps are a precursor to the forthcoming book, A Meeting of Land and Sea: Nature and the Future of Martha's Vineyard, written by Harvard Forest Director David Foster following 20

July 1, 2016

Summer Research in Students' Own Words

Summer research student

Students in the Harvard Forest Summer Research Program are blogging about their 11-week internships studying soils, sap flow, species models, forest landowner decision-making, even environmental art.

From May to early August, students collect and analyze data for their independent projects with the guidance of a research mentor, often working in a small team of students

June 30, 2016

2016-2017 Bullard Fellows Announced

Condensation trails in the blue sky over an open landscape.

We are pleased to announce the Harvard Forest Charles Bullard Fellows for 2016-2017. The mission of the Charles Bullard Fellowship Program 

June 16, 2016

New Study: NE Canadian Forests a Refuge as Warming Creeps North

A young black spruce.

A new study co-authored by HF Senior Ecologist Neil Pederson forecasts potential winners and losers in the changing climate of the northern boreal forest. The study of more than 26,000 trees in the Canadian province of Quebec covered an area the size of Spain.

According to the study, published today in the journal Science, boreal forests in far-northern

June 7, 2016

New Study: Carbon Standards to Bring Annual Health Benefits to Most U.S. Counties

A map of the United States

Most US regions would gain economic benefits if power plants followed carbon standards with moderately stringent emissions targets and a high level of compliance flexibility, according to a new study co-authored by Kathy Fallon Lambert, Director of the Science Policy Exchange and the Harvard Forest Science & Policy Integration Project.

The new paper, "

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