Arboretum announces 2019 research awardees

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
April 16, 2019

Arboretum announces 2019 research awardees

research awards 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 […]

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Remembering George Putnam

by Bryan Marquard for The Boston Globe
April 4, 2019

A growing role as a living lab

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
January 17, 2019

An international center for the study of plants

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
January 4, 2019

An international center for the study of plants

Opened in 2011, the Arnold Arboretum’s Weld Hill Research Building offers world-class facilities for investigations across the spectrum of botanical and environmental sciences. Home to a vibrant scientific community that includes Harvard University faculty, Weld Hill is outfitted with state-of-the-art molecular laboratories, high-power digital microscopy, and modern controlled growth facilities and greenhouses. In addition to […]

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Phloem vascular network

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

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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Cutting Edge Research in the Living Collections

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
October 3, 2017

Cutting Edge Research in the Living Collections

The Arnold Arboretum’s Living Collections are a world-wide resource for investigations across the spectrum of botanical, environmental and horticultural sciences. The opening of state-of-the-art research facilities at Weld Hill in 2011 greatly expanded the Arboretum’s capacity for conducting and promoting research by Harvard faculty, Arboretum associates, and guest researchers from around the world. Merit-based awards and fellowships help undergraduates, […]

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Reconstructing the ancestral flower

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
August 7, 2017

Reconstructing the ancestral flower

Kristel Schoonderwoerd

The early evolution of flowers remains something of a mystery. As part of her Master’s research, Kristel Schoonderwoerd, PhD Candidate in the Friedman Lab, joined a large international team to reconstruct the ancestral flower based on DNA and floral characteristics of known flowers. The results are published in Nature Communications. more» abstract»

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Austrobaileya embryogenesis

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
June 20, 2017

Arnold Arboretum Announces 2017 Fellowships and Awards Recipients

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 31, 2017

Arnold Arboretum Announces 2017 Fellowships and Awards Recipients

Each year, the Arnold Arboretum selects a number of exciting independent research projects to support through its diverse array of endowed fellowship and award funds. The 2017 Fellows and Awardees are students, post-doctoral researchers, and biological and horticultural science professionals whose studies will utilize Arboretum plants, records, herbaria, library collections, or expertise.

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