Education & Curriculum Vitae
B.S.(Forestry), The University of The South
M.F.S. Yale University
Ph.D. Yale University
Professor Oliver’s initial research focused on the basic understanding of how forests develop and how silviculture can be applied to ecological systems most effectively. Much of this work is incorporated in a book he wrote entitled Forest Stand Dynamics (1990, and update edition in 1996) with a former student as coauthor. He has continued this work; during the past decades he has also examined how this understanding can help resolve scientific, technical, and management issues at the landscape and policy levels. He has worked on computer decision support systems at the stand and landscape levels. He has just published a book, Global Resources and the Environment (Cambridge University Press; 2018; 512 pp; Fatma Arf Oliver, coauthor). Professor Oliver has considerable experience advising public and private forest resource organizations in the United States and abroad. His work has taken him to all parts of the United States and to Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Chile, Turkey, Armenia, Ukraine, Russia, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Japan, China, South Korea, Thailand, Sweden, Finland, Germany, France, Austria, Liberia, Kenya, and Australia. Professor Oliver is into phased retirement. He will not teach in spring, 2019. He will teach in autumn, 2019; shortly thereafter, he will retire.