John D. Aber

Phone: (603) 862-3045
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, Nesmith Rm 126, Durham, NH 03824
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  • Ph.D., Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
  • M.F.S., Yale University
  • B.S., Computer Science, Yale University

Courses Taught

  • INCO 790: Rsrch Exp/Natural Resources
  • NR 400: Professional Perspective NR
  • NR 403: Intro to Environmental Science
  • NR 502: Forest Ecosyst & Environ Chang
  • NR 791: Proj/Environmental Science I
  • NR 993: Sem/Closing the Circle

Selected Publications

Smith, M. M., Park, C. J., Andam, C. P., & Aber, J. D. (2018). Utilization of Low Grade Wood for Use as Animal Bedding: A Case Study of Eastern Hemlock. JOURNAL OF FORESTRY, 116(6), 520-528. doi:10.1093/jofore/fvy040

Smith, M. M., & Aber, J. D. (2018). Energy recovery from commercial-scale composting as a novel waste management strategy. Applied Energy, 211, 194-199. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.11.006

Smith, M. M., Aber, J. D., & Rynk, R. (2017). Heat Recovery from Composting: A Comprehensive Review of System Design, Recovery Rate, and Utilization. Compost Science & Utilization, 25(sup1), S11-S22. doi:10.1080/1065657X.2016.1233082

McNulty, S. G., Boggs, J. L., Aber, J. D., & Rustad, L. E. (2017). Spruce-fir forest changes during a 30-year nitrogen saturation experiment. Science of The Total Environment, 605-606, 376-390. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.06.147

Leach, A. M., Galloway, J. N., Castner, E. A., Andrews, J., Leary, N., & Aber, J. D. (2017). An Integrated Tool for Calculating and Reducing Institution Carbon and Nitrogen Footprints. Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 10(2), 140-148. doi:10.1089/sus.2017.29092.aml

Galloway, J. N., Aber, J. D., Erisman, J. W., Seitzinger, S. P., Howarth, R. W., Cowling, E. B., & Cosby, B. J. (2003). The nitrogen cascade. BIOSCIENCE, 53(4), 341-356. doi:10.1641/0006-3568(2003)053[0341:TNC]2.0.CO;2

Aber, J., McDowell, W., Nadelhoffer, K., Magill, A., Berntson, G., Kamakea, M., . . . Fernandez, I. (1998). Nitrogen Saturation in Temperate Forest Ecosystems. BioScience, 48(11), 921-934. doi:10.2307/1313296

Vitousek, P. M., Aber, J. D., Howarth, R. W., Likens, G. E., Matson, P. A., Schindler, D. W., . . . Tilman, D. (1997). Human alteration of the global nitrogen cycle: Sources and consequences. ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS, 7(3), 737-750. doi:10.2307/2269431

Aber, J. D., Nadelhoffer, K. J., Steudler, P., & Melillo, J. M. (1989). Nitrogen Saturation in Northern Forest Ecosystems. BioScience, 39(6), 378-386. doi:10.2307/1311067

Melillo, J. M., Aber, J. D., & Muratore, J. F. (1982). Nitrogen and Lignin Control of Hardwood Leaf Litter Decomposition Dynamics. Ecology, 63(3), 621-626. doi:10.2307/1936780

Most Cited Publications