Mark S. Ashton

Morris K. Jesup Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology and Director of School Forests

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Tel: 203-432-9835

Faculty Support

Timothy De Cerbo
Frank Cervo

Education & Curriculum Vitae

B.S., University of Maine, College of Forest Resources
M.F., Ph.D., Yale University

Curriculum Vitae



Professor Ashton conducts research on the biological and physical processes governing the regeneration of natural forests and on the creation of their agroforestry analogs. In particular, he seeks a better understanding of regeneration establishment among assemblages of closely related trees. His long-term research concentrates on tropical and temperate forests of the Asian and American realms. The results of his research have been applied to the development and testing of silvicultural techniques for restoration of degraded lands and for the management of natural forests for a variety of timber and nontimber products.