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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Robin Hopkins receives teaching award

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

In plant tug-of-war, mom wins

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
March 15, 2018

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

by Danny Schissler, Project Coordinator
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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Expanding the reach of the bionic leaf

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
February 3, 2018

Expanding the reach of the bionic leaf

Postdoctoral fellow Kelsey Sakimoto

Scientists estimate that food supplies will need to double by 2050 to meet demand. In greenhouse experiments conducted at the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard researchers discovered a way to more than double crop size by introducing a soil bacterium that converts nitrogen from the atmosphere into robust and sustainable fertilizer. Harvard gazette»

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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

Jacob Suissa

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 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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Science IRL Features Arboretum Scientists on Butterfly Behavior and Plant Evolution

by Jon Hetman, Director of External Relations & Communications
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, Project Coordinator
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, Project Coordinator
May 31, 2016