The future of wine grapes

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
January 8, 2018

The future of wine grapes

Elizabeth Wolkovich

Most wine is produced from the same 12 varieties of grapes. Agricultural crops, including wine grapes, are predicted to be greatly impacted by climate change. Published in Nature Climate Change, Elizabeth Wolkovich, Ignacio Morales-Castilla and co-workers discuss how the other ~1100 varieties of grapes available, and the diversity of their attributes, may play an important role in the future. Read more» abstract»

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And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest

by Larissa Glasser, Library Assistant
November 1, 2017

And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest

And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest

And Again: Photographs from the Harvard Forest John Hirsch chronicles the research, scientists, and ephemera of the Harvard Forest–a 3,750-acre research forest in Petersham, Massachusetts. Essays by David Foster, Clarisse Hart, and Margot Anne Kelley expand the scope of this photographic exploration at the nexus of science and art. Hirsch is attentive to both the […]

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An International Network of Trees

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
September 18, 2017

An International Network of Trees

Amanda Gallinat monitors fruit ripening

Each year we witness the seasonal schedules of plants—when they flower, fruit, and unfurl and drop their ‌leaves—in our gardens, parks, and wild areas. The details of these schedules are vitally important to pollinators, herbivores, and frugivores, and to horticulturists, farmers, landscape architects, and ecologists. Even so, we know surprisingly little about the phenology (or […]

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National Phenology Network Showcases Arnold Arboretum Tree Spotters

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
August 14, 2017

Wine grapes and climate change

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
March 24, 2016

Botany Blasts Encourage Observations of Changing Climate

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
January 12, 2016

Botany Blasts Encourage Observations of Changing Climate

Botany Blast Series Tree Spotters

Recording details about when plants flower or leaf out (phenology) may not seem like a momentous undertaking at first glance, but when aggregated, this data can reveal much to scientists about how plants are faring in our changing climate. In order to better observe, appreciate, and understand trees and their life cycles, it helps to […]

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Faust: Step up on climate change

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 21, 2015

Tree ring predictions

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
October 1, 2015