Mark S. Ashton

Senior Associate Dean of the Forest School; 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
203-436-4421
timothy.decerbo@yale.edu
Frank Cervo
203-432-5134
frank.cervo@yale.edu

Office
Room 22
Marsh Hall
360 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT

Education & Curriculum Vitae

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

Curriculum Vitae

 

About

Dr. Mark Ashton is the Morris K. Jessup Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology, and the Director of the Yale Forests. He has conducted over thirty-five years of research on the biological and physical processes governing the dynamics of natural forests and on the creation of their agroforestry analogs. His long-term research concentrates on tropical and temperate forests of the Asian and American realms. His field sites within these regions were selected specifically to allow comparison of growth, adaptation, and plasticity within and among close assemblages of species that have evolved within forest climates with differing degrees of seasonality. The results of his research have been applied to the development and testing of silvicultural techniques for restoration of degraded lands. He is the author of over 160 peer reviewed journal papers; an author of two field guides to tropical forest trees; an author of the primary silviculture textbook used throughout North America; and an editor or author to twelve other monographs and books concerning the management of forests for a variety of social values concerning agroforestry, watershed management and climate mitigation. Ashton has been recognized by fourteen university awards for his teaching and advising, the David M. Smith Award for Silvicultural Research by the Society of American Foresters, and the UNESCO Sultan Quaboos Award for tropical forest conservation. 

 

Courses

Course Fall 2019 Spring 2020 Fall 2020 Spring 2021
659
The Practice of Silviculture: Principles in Applied Forest Ecology (Friday field trips)
Ashton
M,W - 8:30-10:20
Ashton
TBA - TBA
668
Field Trips in Forest Resource Management and Silviculture
Ashton
TBA - TBA
Ashton
TBA - TBA

    Ashton
TBA - TBA
683
Seminar in Tropical Forest Restoration in Human Dominated Landscapes
Ashton
M,W - 1:00-2:20
   
954
Management Plans for Protected Areas (includes Friday and Saturday Field trips)
Ashton
M,W - 1:00-2:20
   
955
Seminar in Research Analysis, Writing and Communication in Forest Ecology
Ashton
W - 4:30-6:00
Ashton
W - 4:30-6:00
Ashton
TBA - TBA
Ashton
TBA - TBA

    Ashton
M,W - 1:00-2:20