Yale F&ES Doctoral Conference

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Keynote Presentation


4:15  - 5:15 pm
Burke Auditorium
Kroon Hall


From Earth Day to Ecosystem Science: The Role of Yale F&ES

Dr. John Aber 
Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs 
University of New Hampshire
Yale F&ES Ph.D, class of 1976



John Aber has been a professor of environmental sciences at the Universityof New Hampshire since 1987, and was Vice President for Research from 2003 to 2007.    He is currently Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

His Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D degrees are all from Yale University.  He has also taught at the University o f Wisconsin-Madison (1978-1987), and the University of  Virginia (1977-1978), following a post-doctoral year at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.  He was a Charles Bullard Fellow at Harvard University in 1996.  In 2003, Dr. Aber was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Distinguished Professor at the University of New Hampshire.  He was awarded a University Professorship in 2009.

He has written the basic text in his field (Terrestrial Ecosystems, 2nd edition with Academic Press) and is co-editor of Forests in Time: The Environmental Consequences of 100 years of Change in New England (Yale University Press).  He is also an author and co-editor of the recently released “The Sustainable Learning Community: One University’s Journey to the Future”, a presentation of the breadth and depth of sustainability activities at UNHHe has co-authored more than 200 scientific papers, and in 2003 was listed by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the top ten scientists internationally in terms of publication impact in the field of Ecology and Environmental Science. 



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