Panama expedition reveals how species persevere under climate change

Two graduate students from Arnold Arboretum have created the Mamoní Valley Preserve Natural History Project, an ongoing series of student-led field expeditions designed to increase our understanding of how biodiversity can persevere in the face of climate change, deforestation, and human disturbance.

Deborah Blackwell | Feb. 12, 2020 | harvard
~12 mins   

Tags: science-technology arnold-arboretum ben-goulet-scott climate-change deborah-blackwell environments-sustainability ferns jacob-suissa jon-hamilton mamoni-valley-preserve-natural-history panama

Arboretum welcomes botanists from China for inaugural expedition

Chinese botanists collect seeds during their inaugural expedition in the Appalachian Mountains with members of the Arnold Arboretum.

Harvard Gazette | Nov. 20, 2019 | harvard
~9 mins   

Tags: science-technology appalachian-mountains asa-gray north-america-china-plant-exploration-consortium the-arnold-arboretum-of-harvard-university

Arnold Arboretum uses new research and a moth to fight an invasive species

Scientists at the Arnold Arboretum are employing a species of predator moth to fight the invasive swallow-wort vine.

Deborah Blackwell | Aug. 29, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology andrew-gapinski arnold-arboretum biocontrol defoliating-moth hypena-moth hypena-opulenta natural-predator swallow-wort university-of-rhode-island vincetoxicum-nigrum vincetoxicum-rossicum

Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, local firms partner on compost program

Harvard's Arnold Arboretum partners with local businesses on environmentally responsible composting program.

Deborah Blackwell | July 18, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: health-medicine andrew-gapinski arnold-arboretum compost composting-initiative conor-guidarelli deborah-blackwell nicholas-walther recreo-coffee turtle-swamp-brewing wes-kalloch william-ned-friedman



Author Richard Powers sees nature in new light with new book

Novelist Richard Powers’ “The Overstory” features trees as key characters in an entwined tale of human life and our impact on the natural world. He will speak at the Arnold Arboretum and the Mahindra Humanities Center later this month.

Alvin Powell | March 20, 2019 | harvard
~11 mins   

Tags: science-technology the-overstory alvin-powell arnold-arboretum mahindra-humanities-center old-growth richard-powers sustainability terry-tempest-williams trees william-friedman

Arboretum helps design students focus on ‘plant blindness’

A course at the Graduate School of Design takes students from the classroom into Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, where plants come to life for these landscape architects.

Deborah Blackwell | Feb. 19, 2019 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: arts-humanities field-methods-and-living-collections plant-blindness arnold-arboretum-of-harvard-university climate deborah-blackwell ecology environments-sustainability harvard-graduate-school-of-design landscape-design masters-in-design rosetta-s-elkin william-friedman

Arnold Arboretum’s role as a living lab grows as environmental issues mount

Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum is a critical destination for researchers such as Andrew Groover, who finds every species he needs within its 281 acres.

Deborah Blackwell | Jan. 16, 2019 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: science-technology andrew-groover arnold-arboretum-of-harvard-university california-wildfires climate climate-change deborah-blackwell environments-sustainability living-laboratory trees

Arnold Arboretum’s role as a living lab grows as environmental issues mount

Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum is a critical destination for researchers such as Andrew Groover, who finds every species he needs within its 281 acres.

Deborah Blackwell | Jan. 16, 2019 | harvard
~10 mins   

Tags: science-technology andrew-groover arnold-arboretum-of-harvard-university california-wildfires climate climate-change deborah-blackwell environments-sustainability living-laboratory trees

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