• Adamello-Brenta mountain range in the Italian Alps

    Adamello-Brenta mountain range in the Italian Alps

  • Roe Deer

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

  • EMS Tower

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

  • Roe Deer

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

  • Boat on the Tapajos River in Brazil

  • Former graduate student, Tom Powell, at a fieldwork site in the Caxiuanã National Forest in Brazil

  • Sunset over the Tapajos River in Brazil

  • Tree Canopy in the Tapajos National Forest in Brazil

  • Former graduate student, Tom Powell, at a fieldwork site in the Caxiuanã National Forest in Brazil

  • Atlantic rainforest in Brazil

  • Paul Moorcroft and former lab member, Ke Zhang, at a fieldwork site in the Caxiuanã National Forest in Brazil

  • Atlantic rainforest in Brazil

  • Tree Canopy in the Caxiuanã National Forest in Brazil

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

    View of Tonzi Ranch from the top of the flux tower

  • Dolomites

    Dolomites, in Northeastern Italy, nearby roe deer study site

  • Erik Larson doing fieldwork in Alaska

    Erik Larson visits the Alaska Range in Denali National Park

  • Research Group
  • Flux Tower
  • Alaskan landscape

    Alaska range, Denali National Park

  • Alaskan landscape
  • Moorcroft Lab outing

    The Moorcroft Lab preparing to kayak on the Charles River

  • Humpback whale

    Humpback whale spotted during a recent Moorcroft Lab outing

  • Humpback whale
  • Jackie Ho coring a grey pineat the Tonzi Ranch field site

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

  • Grey pine tree cores

    Grey pine (Pinus sabinana) tree cores collected by Jackie Ho at the Tonzi Ranch field site to quantify their growth legacy

  • Humpback whale tail

    Whale sighting during a Moorcroft Lab whale watch outing

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