Scientific Research at Holden
Holden has been conducting original scientific research for more than 20 years and has a strong tradition of breeding superior, woody ornamental plants for the landscape; a tradition that continues.
The Holden property encompasses extensive high quality natural forest ecosystems (~3,000 acres) and conserving native forests is one of the institution’s primary missions. Thus, improving our fundamental understanding of the function and dynamics of native forests and how they respond to environmental change is another focus of the Holden Research program.
Our staff scientists, post-doctoral scholars, and graduate students conduct basic and applied research in three general areas: