The HART Lab is housed in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Our research is focused on disturbance ecology and forest biogeography. Here at the HART Lab, Humans Are Researching Trees!



April 29, 2019

Welcome to new graduate students Cori Butkiewicz and Niko Tutland, who will both be joining the lab in Fall 2019!

January 7, 2019

New paper in Global Change Biology – Examining forest resilience to changing fire frequency in a fire-prone region of boreal forest. I’m super glad to get this paper from my postdoc finally out there and very appreciative of my supportive and patient coauthors! Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.14550

October 23, 2018

Check out this cool new paper in Nature Communications authored by Andreas Sommerfeld, Cornelius Senf, Rupert Seidl, and many other amazing forest ecologists – Patterns and drivers of recent disturbances across the temperature forest biome. Available at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-06788-9

August 31, 2018

We’re excited to be moving into our new lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We’re currently recruiting new members. For more information check out the opportunities page.

March 25, 2018

Thankful for awesome collaborators that lead papers like this one – Holz et al. 2018. Radial growth response to climate change along the latitudinal range of the world’s southernmost conifer in southern South America. Journal of Biogeography 45:1140–1152. Check it out: https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13199

October 3, 2017

Check out our new paper on spruce beetle outbreaks – Hart et al. 2017. Summer and winter drought drive the initiation and spread of spruce beetle outbreak. Ecology 98:2698–2707. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.1963



Dr. Sarah Hart

Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

email: sarah.hart@wisc.edu