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August 8, 2022

29th Annual Symposium Highlights Summer Research Accomplishments

Students gathered in the Fisher Museum

Marking the culminanation of nearly three months with Harvard Forest's Summer Research Program in Ecology, 20 undergraduate students recently presented on projects related to climate change, envirnomental justice, data provenance, and forest regeneration. Participants came from 17 undergraduate institutions to participate in an immersive experience that bought together students, researchers, and mentors in pursuit of scientific inquiry across a variety

August 3, 2022

Forest Welcomes 2022-2023 Bullard Fellows; Applications for 2023-2024 Due October 1

Bullard Fellow Elisabeth Almgren and research assistant Elaine Doughty investigate a sediment core

This fall, Harvard Forest welcomes our new cohort of Charles Bullard Fellows, who since 1962 have been selected from around the world to pursue forest-related projects as mid-career scholars and practitioners. While in residence at Harvard, Fellows interact with faculty, staff, and students, give seminars, participate in conferences and symposia, and leverage Harvard's world-class resources.  

Meet the 2022-2023 Bullard Fellows

Jennifer Bhatnagar is

August 3, 2022

Summer Institute for Teachers Offers Hands-On Training in Ecology

teachers work together to measure a transect along the forest floor in summer

The Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology program is hosting its 18th annual Summer Institute for teachers of grades 4-12 on Wednesday, August 17th. Educators will spend the day working side by side with ecologists and mentor teachers to learn one of three different field studies related to core Harvard Forest research: Our Changing Forests (forest carbon and land-use dynamics),

May 26, 2022

Summer Interns Arrived to Pursue 11-Week Research Projects

2022 Harvard Forest Summer Research Program students and mentors

Last weekend, during an unseasonable heat wave, 20 undergraduate interns arrived from institutions all over the US to move into Harvard Forest's largest dorm. Thus began their 11-week Summer Research Program internships, during which they will pursue mentored team projects on topics ranging from amplifying Indigenous voices in STEM to understanding controls on forest carbon sequestration.

The program is

April 3, 2022

New Study and Interactive Map Point to Environmental Justice Disparities (and Solutions) in Land Conservation

screenshot of environmental justice mapping tool

A new study in Environmental Research Letters shows striking disparities in the distribution of conserved land across multiple dimensions of social marginalization in New England – and creates a tool to help address them.

In a New England-wide analysis, the researchers found that communities in the lowest income quartile, and communities with the highest proportions of people of

February 16, 2022

Study: Forest Edges Store More Carbon than We Knew

Luca Morreale collecting data at a forest edge in the Arnold Arboretum

Photo of Luca Morreale collecting data at a forest edge in the Arnold Arboretum, by Sarah Garvey

February 16, 2022

2/22 Webinar on Open Positions in Lab Management, Education

Student intern Tiffaney Carey and mentor Kristina Stinson analyze samples in the lab

The Forest is accepting applications for 2 open positions in education and laboratory coordination. 

February 15, 2022

Museum Panorama Honors Nipmuc Land Stewardship & Collaboration

Standing in front of the new Museum mural is Nia Holley, Roberto Mighty, and Clarisse Hart

A new panorama in the Fisher Museum is the culmination of a year-long collaboration between community organizer Nia Holley of the Nipmuc Nation, multimedia artist Roberto Mighty, HF Director of Outreach & Education Clarisse Hart, the Vermont-based design company Shadows & Light, and the Wilmington-based printing company Advanced Imaging.

The photograph, spanning a 24-foot wall in the

February 15, 2022

Video Series Offers Snapshots of Long-Term HF Research

Screenshots from video files

A new video series showcases current field research by senior scientists, post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates in the Harvard Forest Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program.

The series was filmed in summer 2021 by filmmaker and longtime Harvard Forest collaborator, Roberto Mighty.

February 15, 2022

Even in Retirement, Ellison Achieves

Aaron Ellison inspects and ant through a magnifying loupe in the forest in summer

Aaron Ellison retired from Harvard Forest in July 2021 after 20 years as Harvard's Senior Research Fellow in Ecology. From 2018 - 2021, he also served as the Deputy Director of the Harvard Forest.

In retirement, Ellison has continued to achieve high honors in ecology, in August 2021 accomplishing his career-long goal of publishing a Princeton Monograph in his