• Press Release
    New research by Science Policy Exchange collaborator Matthew Ayres of Dartmouth College offers eight tactics for combatting imported forest pests in a new paper published in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research. In the new paper, Ayres underscores the importance of prevention efforts to protect forests from highly damaging insects and diseases transmitted as an unintended consequence of global trade.
  • S3 RCN Webinar Announcement
    The S3 RCN Presents New England Landscape Futures Webinar #2 on Thursday November 2, 2017 at 2pm Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will feature a presentation by Joshua Plisinski and Jonathan Thompson of Harvard Forest. They will describe how the New England Landscapes Futures scenarios were translated into input for modeling and mapping future land use, how the maps were made, and how to access the maps.
  • Science Policy Exchange Report
    After the EPA announced its plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan, a group of 11 scientists reviewed relevant research and reported that the “inside the fence line” approach to regulating carbon dioxide emissions currently favored by the EPA would produce little to no climate and clean air benefits, and would harm human health.
  • In the News: Washington Post
    Science Policy Exchange collaborator Jonathan Buonocore is quoted in the Washington Post, in a new article by Chris Mooney. Buonocore, from the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard University, spoke about air quality and health benefits of a strong carbon standard.
  • Press Release
    A new map released today by scientists at Syracuse and Harvard Universities shows that, compared to doing nothing, replacing the Clean Power Plan with a narrower option would make air quality worse and endanger more lives, on top of the 3,500 premature deaths and $33 billion in health costs already estimated. Indiana, Ohio, and Texas are among the hardest hit states.
  • Adirondack Daily Enterprise
    Recent news of the discovery of the emerald ash borer in Franklin County and the hemlock woolly adelgid near Lake George crystallizes the threat that imported forest pests pose to the Adirondacks. In a new op-ed, Gary Lovett of the Cary Institute, leader of the Science Policy Exchange forest pests project, discusses the growing problem of forest pests and what we can do to prevent another highly damaging pest from arriving and establishing.
  • In the News: NECN
    Vibrant fall colors in New England come from healthy trees, which means preventing forest pests, according to Harvard Forest's David Orwig. Dr. Orwig is a member of the Science Policy Exchange's forest pests research team. In this video clip, he discusses protecting foliage with NECN's Pete Bouchard. 
  • New Study: Environment & Society
    In a new paper published online in the journal Ecology and Society, researchers from Harvard Forest offer a tested approach for increasing the effectiveness of scenario development for environmental decision-making by facilitating the active contributions of stakeholders and scientists in the scenario design process.
  • S3 RCN Webinar Announcement
    The S3 RCN Presents New England Landscape Futures Webinar #1 on Wednesday September 13, 2017 at 10am Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will feature a presentation by Marissa McBride (Harvard Forest, Imperial College London). From 2016 to 2017, Dr. McBride spearheaded qualitative analyses of interviews conducted with New Englanders about their perspectives on the future of land use in the region, as a postdoctoral research associate in Jonathan Thompson’s lab at Harvard Forest.
  • Hubbard Brook Research Foundation
    Researchers from the Harvard Forest, Hubbard Brook Research Foundation, Michigan State University, Boston University, and CUNY were awarded $1.67 million from the National Science Foundation for a new project, Embedding Public Engagement with Science at Long-Term Ecological Research Sites ([email protected]). The team will collaborate with scientists, including partners in the Science Policy Exchange, to integrate public engagement into the cultures and practices of two LTER sites, the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest and the Harvard Forest.