UNH School of Law Board of Trustees
Provost, UNH, Durham, NH
John Aber has been a professor of environmental sciences at the University of New Hampshire since 1987 and was vice president for research from 2003 to 2007. He is currently provost and vice president for academic affairs.
He received his undergraduate, master’s and PhD degrees from Yale University. He taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1978 to 1987 and at the University of Virginia from 1977 to 1978, following a post-doctoral year at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. He was a Charles Bullard Fellow at Harvard University in 1996.
In 2003, Dr. Aber was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and Distinguished Professor at the University of New Hampshire. He was awarded a University Professorship in 2009.
He has written the basic text in his field (Terrestrial Ecosystems, 2nd edition with Academic Press) and is co-editor of Forests in Time: The Environmental Consequences of 100 years of Change in New England (Yale University Press). He is also an author and co-editor of the recently released “The Sustainable Learning Community: One University’s Journey to the Future”, a presentation of the breadth and depth of sustainability activities at UNH.He has co-authored more than 200 scientific papers, and in 2003 was listed by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the top ten scientists internationally in terms of publication impact in the field of Ecology and Environmental Science.