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Harvard Forest Seminars

Fall 2018 Seminar Series

Seminars are Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, unless otherwise noted. They are held in the Harvard Forest Seminar Room and also can be joined online via webstreaming.

Seminars are free and open to the public; no pre-registration is required.

For additional information, contact Audrey Barker Plotkin (aabarker(at)fas.harvard.edu). 

Robin Sears - Harvard Bullard Fellow
The science-policy-extension dilemma at a wild frontier: a mix of success and failure in the Peruvian Amazon
Thursday, September 13: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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OPEN TO PUBLIC

Emily Vogler - Rhode Island School of Design
The future of dams: the role of design in supporting decision making about dams
Thursday, September 20: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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OPEN TO PUBLIC

Seminar: Mark Ducey - University of New Hampshire
Is it sustainable? Harvest, stocking, and structure in New England forests
Thursday, September 27: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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OPEN TO PUBLIC

Seminar: Justin Maxwell - Harvard Bullard Fellow & Indiana University
Documentation of a weakening relationship between tree-rings and soil moisture in the central hardwood forest
Thursday, October 11: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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OPEN TO PUBLIC

Lawrence Buell - Harvard University HUCE & American Literature
Thoreau and Environmental Memory
Thursday, October 18: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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OPEN TO PUBLIC

Emily Meineke - Harvard University Herbaria, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Herbivory through the ages: understanding how phenological change affects insect damage through herbarium specimens
Thursday, October 25: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Noah Snyder - Harvard Bullard Fellow & Boston College
The response of postglacial New England rivers to land-use and climate change
Thursday, November 1: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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OPEN TO PUBLIC

Tim Cook - Harvard Bullard Fellow & Worcester State University
Historical and geological perspective on interactions between floods, humans, climate, and erosion in the northeastern U.S.
Thursday, November 8: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Ian Breckheimer - Harvard University Herbaria, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
Beyond phenological mismatch: community and landscape dynamics of flowering in a warming world
Thursday, November 15: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Julia Africa - Former Nature and Health Program Leader, Center for Health and the Global Environment (now C-CHANGE) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
A few thoughts on community responses to disruption and adaptive resilience: a public health perspective
Thursday, November 29: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Casey Pickett - Yale University
Putting a price on carbon in higher education: Yale’s story
Thursday, December 6: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Amanda Beal - Maine Farmland Trust
Title TBD
Thursday, December 13: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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OPEN TO PUBLIC