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

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

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

Composer performs with birds to make his own kind of music

Composer David Rothenberg ’84 will bring the sounds of outdoors inside for a demonstration and discussion that features his unique ability to perform with nature.

Deborah Blackwell | Nov. 15, 2018 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: arts-humanities what-nature-sounds-are-music arnold-arboretum david-rothenberg deborah-blackwell

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