Harold Eyster

PhD Student

Research Interests


Harold Eyster is a PhD student supervised by Professor Kai Chan. He studies biodiversity and nature conservation in the context of ecosystem function, services, and human values.

Harold received his undergraduate degree in environmental science and public policy at Harvard, Magna Cum Laude. While at Harvard, he conducted research on climate change and invasive plant ecology with Dr. Elizabeth Wolkovich, and on ornithology with Dr. Mary Caswell Stoddard.  He also co-founded and edited the Harvard College Review of Environment & Society to foment cross-disciplinary discussion of environmental issues. He has conducted field research throughout Europe and North and South America. Harold enjoys ultramarathon trail running, birding, bouldering, atlatl, painting, and, of course, research.