Harvard Forest

About Harvard Forest

The Harvard Forest is Harvard University's 4000 acre laboratory & classroom.

The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvest, and pest and pathogens.


Summer Research Student

May 2022 - August 2022 Petersham, MA
“I loved the other students, and the community we built. I loved the experience of doing research and having my own project that I developed. I liked how interdisciplinary our research was, I got to do fieldwork for other research projects. The stipend included food and housing which was really convenient. ”


May 2022 - August 2022 Petersham, MA
“I loved the organization that the institution offered in terms of a supportive research environment. The collaboration was second-to-none.”
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