Robin Hopkins receives teaching award

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
May 23, 2018

Spring into Science! Tree Spotters and TreeVersity at the MIT Citizen Science Fair

by Danny Schissler, Research and Projects Coordinator, Friedman Lab
February 19, 2018

Spring into Science! Tree Spotters and TreeVersity at the MIT Citizen Science Fair

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At the Arboretum and across the globe, volunteers are challenging the notion that science happens behind closed doors. Citizen scientists—individuals who contribute their time and efforts towards observation and data collection—are transforming the nature of scientific discovery through their collaborative efforts with professional researchers. Around the world, citizen scientists work alongside professionals in fields ranging […]

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Watch Arboretum Research Talks LIVE online

by Faye Rosin, Director of Research Facilitation
October 26, 2017

Watch Arboretum Research Talks LIVE online

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The Arboretum is pleased to announce that you now have a choice in how you watch Arboretum Research Talks. Starting on Monday at 12:10pm, you can attend a talk in person or you can watch live on the Arboretum’s YouTube channel. The live stream video is entitled “Arnold Arboretum Live Stream” (and is visible only when a live stream is in progress.) Research talks dive deep into the data and are free and open to the public.

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Arnold Arboretum Announces 2017 Fellowships and Awards Recipients

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
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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Science IRL Features Arboretum Scientists on Butterfly Behavior and Plant Evolution

by Meghana Srinivasan, Marketing and Communications Specialist
October 19, 2016

Science IRL Features Arboretum Scientists on Butterfly Behavior and Plant Evolution

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How can butterfly behavior influence plant evolution? On the latest episode of Science IRL, Arnold Arboretum scientists Robin Hopkins and Heather Briggs take us through their research investigating this question. Watch the episode to get an inside look at their research into the effects of pipevine swallowtail behavior on the evolution of flower color in […]

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Focus on Phenology: Midsummer Marvels

by Danny Schissler, Research and Projects Coordinator, Friedman Lab
July 29, 2016

Focus on Phenology: Midsummer Marvels

Legumes and loments, cypselas and capsules, samaras and schizocarps! Fruits (in the botanic sense) come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, many of which can be found growing inconspicuously among the shady canopies of the Arboretum. These hot and hazy summer days mark a critical transition period, as fertilized flowers transform slowly and […]

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Focus on Phenology: Captivating Clones

by Danny Schissler, Research and Projects Coordinator, Friedman Lab
May 31, 2016

Focus on Phenology: Captivating Clones

When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d, And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night, I mourn’d, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring. Ever-returning spring, trinity sure to me you bring, Lilac blooming perennial and drooping star in the west, And thought of him I love.       […]

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Focus on Phenology: Early Shows and Late Snows

by Danny Schissler, Research and Projects Coordinator, Friedman Lab
April 11, 2016

Focus on Phenology: Early Shows and Late Snows

Magnolia x loebneri (Loebner Magnolia) and Magnolia 'Elizabeth'

Here in New England, springtime can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. A bout of 60-degree days, t-shirts and sun can suddenly become a week-long cold snap and a half-foot of wet snow. This year, between the 3rd and 6th of March, Boston experienced a temperature fluctuation of 56 degrees! Less than two weeks later, the temperature had plunged […]

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Explore Science at the Arboretum on Researchers’ Night 2012

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
September 25, 2012

Explore Science at the Arboretum on Researchers’ Night 2012

Through research, we discover new knowledge and identify solutions to complex problems. Spark the curiosity of your inner scientist at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University on Researchers’ Night 2012. Held annually on a single night in 300 cities across Europe, this mega-event comes to the Arboretum and Boston for the very first time on […]

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