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 730: Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • 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. A. M. E. S. N., ABER, J. O. H. N. D., ERISMAN, J. A. N. W. I. L. L. E. M., SEITZINGER, S. Y. B. I. L. P., HOWARTH, R. O. B. E. R. T. W., COWLING, E. L. L. I. S. B., & COSBY, B. J. A. C. K. (2003). The Nitrogen Cascade. BioScience, 53(4), 341. 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. G. (1997). HUMAN ALTERATION OF THE GLOBAL NITROGEN CYCLE: SOURCES AND CONSEQUENCES. Ecological Applications, 7(3), 737-750. doi:10.1890/1051-0761(1997)007[0737:HAOTGN]2.0.CO;2

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