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B.A. (1977) Connecticut College, Magna cum Laude (Botany and Religious Studies)
M.S. (1981) University of Minnesota (Ecology)
Ph.D. (1983) University of Minnesota (Ecology)


1983–1990 Assistant & Associate Professor Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University     
1990–present Director of the Harvard Forest, Harvard University
1990-present  Senior Lecturer, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University   
1990–present Adjunct Professor, Department Environmental Conservation, UMass-Amherst     
2000-present Graduate Faculty, School of Forest Resources, University of Maine-Orono 


Phi Beta Kappa
Connecticut College – Thomson Award for Excellence in Botany (1977); Connecticut College Medal (1993); Goodwin-Niering Environmental Achievement Award (2002)
American Scandinavian Foundation – Thord-Gray Memorial Fellowship (1983)
Fulbright Commission – Fulbright-Hays Award (1982)
Swedish Fellowships – Royal Academy of Sciences (1983); National Research Council (1983, 1987)
Ecological Society of America – W.S. Cooper Award (2004)
New England Wildflower Society – Conservation Award (2007)
Harvard University Knowles Scholar (2010)
Charles Eliot Award, The Trustees of Reservations (2010)
Conservation Leadership Award, New England Forestry Foundation (2016) 


Highstead Foundation – Board of Directors (since 1993); Chairman and President (since 2005)
David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies – Board of Advisors (since 2002)
Edey Foundation – Board Member (since 2012)
Martha's Vineyard Musem – Board Member
Polly Hill Arboretum – Research Associate (since 2009)
Goodwin-Niering CTR for Conservation/Environmental Science – Advisory Board (since 2001)
Progress in Physical Geography - Editorial Advisor (since 1997)
Harvard College Conservation Society – Faculty Adviser (since 2017)
Harvard Office for Sustainability Campus Innovation Fund – Review Comm. (since 2018)


Harvard Forest Long Term Ecological Research Program-Principal Investigator (1990-2019)
Trustees of Reservations – Trustee (2002-); Board of Directors (2009-2018) 
Conservation and Research Foundation – Board of Trustees (1994-2016)
The Nature Conservancy (Massachusetts Chapter) – Board of Directors (2005-2015)
Choate Rosemary Hall School – Board of Trustees (2010-2016)
National Ecological Observation Network – Committee Chair (2004-2007)
Ecosystems – Editorial Board (1997-2003)
Northeastern Naturalist – Editorial Board (1997-2007)
Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment – Faculty Advisor (2000-2007)
Journal of Ecology – Editorial Board (1991-1994) 
Ecology and Ecological Monographs – Editorial Board (1992-1995)
DOE National Institute for Global Environmental Change – Exec. Committee (1992-2006)
UNESCO Man and the Biosphere – Temperate Ecosystem Directorate (1991-1999)
Massachusetts Audubon Society – Science Advisory Committee (1990-1994)
Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust – Board of Directors (1993-1996)
NSF LTER Program – Executive Board (1990-1993) (2009-2012)