Arboretum Gardener Nima Simimi will receive a master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from the Harvard Extension School, culminating a 10-year journey focused on identity, culture, and scholarship. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
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May 14, 2019
May 13, 2019
The Leventritt Shrub and Vine Garden is an apt stand-in for Pemberley as Actors’ Shakespeare Project brings a contemporary adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel to the Arboretum landscape on June 23. Read more in the Harvard Gazette.
May 8, 2019
In experiments conducted at the Arboretum, Elizabeth Wolkovich and colleagues showed that plant genetics can help provide more accurate predictions of when plants will break bud in spring as climate change progresses. Read more on phys.org.
May 6, 2019
April 29, 2019
The Arboretum’s plant imagery project Treeversity is just one example of botanical institutions working to counter the growing human tendency to underappreciate the flora around us, or “plant blindness,” a problem that can have disastrous consequences for both our environment and our health.
April 25, 2019
At Weld Hill, the Arboretum is constructing its third and largest solar project, with nearly 1,300 solar panels bringing renewable energy to its advanced research and teaching facility. Read more in the Harvard Gazette
April 24, 2019
Earth Day week offers us the opportunity to reflect on the importance of trees, not only to our environment, but also to our lives and our stories. Read more in the Boston Globe.
April 18, 2019
In Global Change Biology, Cat Chamberlain, Elizabeth Wolkovich, and colleagues reviewed studies and metrics for measuring false spring and freeze damage risk, and suggest an integrated approach for modeling future outcomes. Abstract»
April 18, 2019
In sessions offered in the Arboretum landscape, guide Tam Willey helps participants connect with nature through the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing.
April 16, 2019
Each spring the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University offers a research fellowship and a number of awards to support independent research projects submitted by students, post-doctoral researchers, and biological and horticultural science professionals. Stemming from the Arboretum’s mission to support and facilitate scientific inquiry and knowledge sharing about the plant kingdom, these opportunities enable researchers […]
April 15, 2019
Plants fuel Earth’s biodiversity, connecting humans to all parts of the biological world around them. Giving scientists and non-scientists access to accurate knowledge about the evolutionary forces that generate species is the motivating force behind the work of Robin Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard and Faculty Fellow at the Arnold […]