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

  • A view of the Sierra Nevada mountains from one of our plots at NEON's Teakettle site

    A view of the Sierra Nevada mountains from one of our plots at NEON's Teakettle site

  • Moorcroft lab undergraduate researcher, Valentina Doerre Torres, with a 2000 year old sequoia

    Moorcroft lab undergraduate researcher, Valentina Doerre Torres, with a 2000 year old sequoia

  • Valentina Doerre Torres demonstrating useful field gear that protects from the sun and harmful particulate matter in the air due to numerous nearby wildfires

    Valentina Doerre Torres demonstrating useful field gear that protects from the sun and harmful particulate matter in the air

  • Valentina Doerre Torres demonstrating useful field gear that protects from the sun and harmful particulate matter in the air due to numerous nearby wildfires

    Valentina Doerre Torres demonstrating useful field gear that protects from the sun and harmful particulate matter

  • Valentina Doerre Torres locating the center of a plot to be sampled in the Blue Fire burn area at Soaproot

    Valentina Doerre Torres locating the center of a plot to be sampled in the Blue Fire burn area at Soaproot

  • Elsa Ordway leading the way through dense vegetation to get to a distant plot location at Soaproot

    Elsa Ordway leading the way through dense vegetation to get to a distant plot location at Soaproot

  • Fuzzy wolf lichen is common on trees in the higher elevation plots at the Teakettle site

    Fuzzy wolf lichen is common on trees in the higher elevation plots at the Teakettle site