August 10, 2018 A team led by a Lakehead U researcher will examine the last 60 years to determine what the future holds, Northern Ontario Business 
March 8, 2018 Dr. Chen received Lakehead University Building Research Capacity Award
January 8, 2018 Dr. Chen received Ontario Research fund: SmartForests Canada: A network of monitoring plots and plantations for modeling and adapting forests to climate change
July 17, 2015 Science Editors Choice, Global Carbon Cycle Seeing the Forest from Trees, by H. Jesse Smith, for our paper “Net aboveground biomass declines of four major forest types with forest ageing and climate change in western Canada’s boreal forests.“ Global Change Biology 21:3675-3684
October 1, 2014 Dr. Han Chen named Lakehead University Research Chair in Climate Change and Boreal Forests in Canada
March 6, 2014, Dr. Chen received Lakehead Distinguished Researcher Award
April 4, 2013 Nature Research highlights Ecology: The older, the more resilient
our paper “Observations from old forests underestimate climate change effects on tree mortality” Nature Commun 1655 (2013) doi:10.1038/ncomms2681
April 3, 2013 CBC Science & Technology: Tree death toll from climate change likely underestimated
Younger forests, drought-sensitive species more vulnerable
March 2013 Dr. Chen received NSERC Strategic project grant−Lakehead University Taking Leadership on Biomass Research
March 6, 2014, Dr. Chen received Lakehead Distinguished Researcher Award
March 7, 2012 F1000Prime Recommended
our paper “Global-scale latitudinal patterns of plant fine-root nitrogen and phosphorus.” Nat Commun. 2011; 2:344
July 28, 2008 Dr. Chen received Ontario Early Researcher Award —Driving the innovation economy in Thunder Bay
McGuinty Government Building Ontario’s Innovation-Driven Economy
June 20, 2006 Lakehead researcher receives $420,000 research award, Dr. Han Chen leads national research team to predict future forest environmental conditions
November 21, 2005 Dr. Chen received NSERC Strategic grant to study forest carbon sequestration