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October 24, 2022

Landscape Modeling Workshop Blends Approaches to Projecting Forest Change

Researchers stand in front of Shaler Hall

On October 19 and 20, 2022, Harvard Forest hosted a landscape modeling workshop centered on the LANDIS model. LANDIS - short for LAndscape DIsturbance and Succession - is a model that has been widely applied by Harvard Forest in the context of future forest conditions, alternative future scenarios, carbon storage, and other pressing policy issues for the state of Massachusetts

October 20, 2022

New Grant: Seeing and Hearing Indigenous Voices on the Land

a trail sign that says "What Does it Mean to be Seen and Heard?"

A team of Harvard Forest scientists, Nipmuc leaders, Indigenous students, and educators has received a Culture Lab Innovation Fund grant to amplify the voices of local Indigenous communities and to enhance a sense of belonging for all Indigenous community members at Harvard. Led by Nipmuc leaders and Harvard Forest postdoc S. Joseph Tumber-Dávila, To Be

October 17, 2022

Study Informs Federal Grants to Address U.S. Fuel Poverty

UMass students stand in front of newly stacked crates of firewood at the Petersham Wood Bank

HF Director of Outreach & Education, Clarisse Hart, has co-authored a new study, Food, Medicine, or Heat? How Firewood Banks Leverage Natural Resources to Support Fuel Poor Households that will directly inform the distrubition of $8 mill in federal grants to combat heating fuel poverty in the US.

Until Hart began her research in 2016, grass-roots community wood banks –

October 14, 2022

2023 Wintersession Internships for Harvard Students: Applications Due Oct. 31

4 Harvard Forest winter interns from 2019 smile on top of the forest canopy tower

November 1 update: Applications are now closed for the January 2023 program.

Applications are open for paid Wintersession internships for Harvard students in January 2023. 

October 6, 2022

Book discussion & hike with author Lynda Mapes -- November 6

Sunday, November 6 - 1:00-3:00pm

Learn how the effects of climate change can be seen in the life of a single, 100-year old oak, how Harvard Forest science has documented this change, and how you can become a backyard climate change detective through the practice of phenology -- regular observance of seasonal changes in nature. Join Lynda Mapes, current Harvard

October 5, 2022

2022 Annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium: Wednesday, October 12

Autumn leaves on the forest floor

2022 Annual Harvard Forest Ecology Symposium

Wednesday, October 12 from 9:00-5:00, Fisher Museum & Live-Stream via Zoom

A Tale of Two Research Forests: Hubbard Brook and Harvard Forest

We are excited to highlight and strengthen complementary work at the Harvard Forest and our LTER neighbor to the north. The day will feature talks by Harvard Forest and Hubbard Brook researchers, and

July 28, 2023

Registration Open: Harvard Community Bus Trips to the Forest

a group of Harvard students observe a field research site on a forest tour in summer

Harvard students, faculty, fellows, and staff may sign up for one of several free monthly bus trips to visit Harvard Forest, located 70 miles west of Harvard Square.

Trips will be geared towards undergraduate and graduate students; faculty, fellows, and staff are also welcome to sign up. There is no cost.

The 4 hours spent on site will be guided by educators

August 25, 2022

NYC Teacher Leader Brings Climate Lessons to Harvard

Dr. Elisa Margarita dialogues with a group of teachers seated at tables

On August 15, Dr. Elisa Margarita, veteran high school science teacher from Brooklyn Technical High School and long-time teacher-leader in the Harvard Forest Schoolyard Ecology Program, co-presented an interactive workshop at the Arnold Arboretum with Harvard Forest scientists and educators.

About 20 teacher participants, all from the Boston Public School district, spent several hours learning about the Witness

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

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