• 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.
  • Science Policy Exchange Comment
    Six key environmental regulations improve public health by protecting clean air and clean water, and the benefits exceed costs, report 14 leading scientists who signed a public comment with detailed information about the reasons to support the six regulations. The regulations are under threat from a proposed rule to roll-back regulations.
  • Science Policy Exchange Report
    41 million people in US cities would gain cleaner air if officials uphold the nation’s commitment under the Paris Accord to cut greenhouse gas emissions from US power plants, as demonstrated by new maps released today by Syracuse University scientists and colleagues. The anticipated air quality improvements would prevent 3500 premature deaths per year nationwide and provide annual economic benefits of $50 billion. 
  • In the news: Concord Monitor
    "I saw first-hand how access and attention to independent scientific data could both inform and shape responsible policy,” said Melody Brown Burkins, Science Policy Exchange Governing Council member, in a public address at the New Hampshire March for Science.
  • Science Policy Exchange Report
    More than 100 scientists, business owners, government officials, landowners and non-profit representatives collaborated to develop four scenarios describing possible trends and impacts of future landscape change in New England. 
  • New Study: PLOS ONE
    All regions of the US are expected to gain net economic benefits within a few years of implementing flexible power plant carbon standards, according to a new study by scientists from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Syracuse University, Resources for the Future, and the Harvard Forest, Harvard University as a project of the Science Policy Exchange.
  • In the News: Washington Post
    The US is subject to the introduction of 2.5 new invasive insects into its forests ever year, according to a comprehensive new analysis of this problem, in the journal Ecological Applications, by Gary Lovett of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and a group of 15 colleagues from Harvard, the US Department of Agriculture, and numerous other institutions.