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!



October 7, 2019

Fall has started off strong here and I’m happy to say the lab no longer consists of just me and my dog. Welcome to graduate students Angela Waupochick, Cori Butkiewicz and Niko Tutland and undergraduate researcher Hailey Cole!

June 27, 2019

I had a great time at the North American Forest Ecology Workshop!

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.


Dr. Sarah Hart

Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

email: sarah.hart@wisc.edu