We investigate ecological dynamics of terrestrial plant communities and ecosystems, biosphere-atmosphere interactions, and mechanistic models of animal movement.

  • NASA JPL SpaceX 15 launch as part of the ECOSTRESS mission

    NASA JPL SpaceX 15 launch as part of the ECOSTRESS mission

  • Adamello-Brenta mountain range in the Italian Alps

    Adamello-Brenta mountain range in the Italian Alps

  • Golden Jackal (canis aureus)

    Golden Jackal (canis aureus)

  • On June 2, 2019, at 6:30 am, temperature is strongly associated with incoming solar radiation (colors are relative temperatures)

    On June 2, 2019, at 6:30 am, temperature is strongly associated with incoming solar radiation (colors are relative temperatures)

  • Roe deer studied by grad student, Nathan Ranc

    Roe deer studied by grad student, Nathan Ranc

  • Large trees in forest in Sabah, Malaysia

    Large trees in forest in Sabah, Malaysia (note person for scale)

  • Flowers from a Shorea species, a tall tree genus that dominates Southeast Asian forests

    Flowers from a Shorea species, a tall tree genus that dominates Southeast Asian forests

  • The Environmental Measurements (EMS) Tower at the Harvard Forest in Petersham, MA

    The Environmental Measurements (EMS) Tower at the Harvard Forest in Petersham, MA

  • Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) being studied by Moorcroft Lab graduate student, Nathan Ranc

    Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) being studied by Moorcroft Lab graduate student, Nathan Ranc

  • View of Tonzi Ranch from the top of the flux tower

    View of Tonzi Ranch from the top of the flux tower

  • Dolomites, in Northeastern Italy, near roe deer study site

    Dolomites, in Northeastern Italy, near roe deer study site

  • Paul Moorcroft and research collaborators conducting field research in Alaska

    Paul Moorcroft and research collaborators conducting field research in Alaska

  • On June 2, 2019, at 7:30 pm, tree canopies at the Tonzi Ranch woodland savanna are warmer than the dried grass understory

    On June 2, 2019, at 7:30 pm, tree canopies at the Tonzi Ranch woodland savanna are warmer than the dried grass understory

  • Flux tower in Tonzi Ranch located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

    Flux tower in Tonzi Ranch located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

  • The Moorcroft Lab preparing to kayak on the Charles River

    The Moorcroft Lab preparing to kayak on the Charles River

  • Jackie Ho, Harvard undergrad, coring a grey pine (Pinus sabinana) at the Tonzi Ranch field site

    Jackie Ho, Harvard undergrad, coring a grey pine (Pinus sabinana) at the Tonzi Ranch field site

  • Moorcroft Lab members climbing the flux tower in the Harvard Forest

    Moorcroft Lab members climbing the flux tower in the Harvard Forest

  • Tree canopy and flux tower in the Harvard Forest

    Tree canopy and flux tower in the Harvard Forest

  • Moorcroft Lab outing to the Harvard Forest

    Moorcroft Lab outing to the Harvard Forest

  • Moorcroft Lab members  on top of the flux tower in the Harvard Forest

    Moorcroft Lab members on top of the flux tower in the Harvard Forest

  • Rainforest tree canopy

    Rainforest tree canopy