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. Jesup 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 2020 Spring 2021 Fall 2021 Spring 2022
659
The Practice of Silviculture: Principles in Applied Forest Ecology (Friday field trips)
Ashton
TBA - TBA
Ashton
TBA - TBA
668
Field Trips in Forest Resource Management and Silviculture
Ashton
TBA - TBA
Ashton
Tentative
674
Seminar in Forest Ecosystem Health and Climate Change
Ashton
TBA - TBA
Ashton
Tentative
683
    Ashton
TBA - TBA
955
Seminar in Research Analysis, Writing and Communication in Forest Ecology
Ashton
TBA - TBA
Ashton
TBA - TBA
Ashton
Tentative
Ashton
Tentative
957
Field Skills in Land Stewardship
Ashton
M,W - 1:00-2:20
Ashton
TBA - TBA