Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Summer Research Program in Ecology at Harvard Forest

The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvest, wildlife dynamics, and species diversity. Researchers come from many disciplines, and specific projects center on population and community ecology, paleoecology, land-use history, biochemistry, soil science, ecophysiology, atmosphere-biosphere exchanges, landscape modeling, and data provenance (see 2016 research projects and 2015 student abstracts). Read student experiences from past summers on our blog.

We are now accepting online applications for summer 2016.

2016 Summer Program Dates: Monday, May 23 - Friday, August 5, 2016

  • Stipend of $5775 for the 11-week session
  • Free furnished housing at Fisher House or Raup House
  • Free full meal plan
  • Travel reimbursement for one round trip to the Harvard Forest campus (federal grant restrictions apply)

The Harvard Forest is located in the town of Petersham, in Western Massachusetts.

For more information please visit:

Application Deadline is Friday, February 5, 2016, 11:59PM EST.