Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology
The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an opportunity for students to participate in mentored, independent research at the Harvard Forest. Research focuses on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvesting, wildlife dynamics, and invasive organisms. Researchers come from many disciplines, and specific projects center on population and community ecology, paleoecology, computer science, land-use history, aquatic and wetlands ecology, biochemistry, soil science, ecophysiology, conservation biology, and atmosphere-biosphere exchanges. The program includes many events to help introduce students to professional careers in ecology and conservation.