Yale Professor Chadwick Dearing “Chad” Oliver will be awarded
the prestigious Host Country Scientific Achievement Award from the International Union of Forest Research Organizations
(IUFRO), the largest global network of forest researchers, during its World Congress in Salt Lake City in October.
He is one of three recipients of the award, which recognizes outstanding career achievements by scientists from the nation hosting the event. The last World Congress hosted by the U.S. was held in 1971.
Oliver, the Pinchot Professor of Forestry and Environmental Studies and Director of the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES), is being honored for contributions to silviculture, forest ecology, and sustainable resource management.
According to U.S. Forest Service, which is hosting the World Congress, Oliver’s work has deepened the scientific understanding of basic biophysical processes of forest dynamics and the interactions of human societies and forests at multiple scales.
“There are so many excellent forest scientists that I am extremely honored to have been chosen for this award,” said Oliver. “I thank the people who nominated me and my family, friends, and teachers — from the Camden [South Carolina] public schools, The University of the South, Yale University, and The Harvard Forest.