International Symposium on

Transforming Mountain Forestry 

Bridging transboundary challenges with 21st century paradigms for the welfare of mountain people, forests and environment in the Hindu Kush Himalayas

Dehradun, India
18 - 22 January 2015

Speaker's Profile

Dr Chad Oliver

Dr Chad Oliver received a PhD in forestry from Yale University in 1975. He was briefly (1973-1975) a Research Fellow and Instructor at The Harvard Forest, Harvard University and then was a faculty member of the College of Forest Resources, University of Washington in Seattle, USA from 1975 - 2002. He returned to the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies in 2002. 

Much of his early work is incorporated in a book he wrote entitled Forest Stand Dynamics (1990, update edition 1996) with a former student as co-author.  He is currently working on landscape approaches to management and global resource issues and is involved in the technical tools, policies, and management approaches. He is interested in integrated, global, trade-off approaches to sustaining renewable energy, biodiversity, other resources, and human quality of life. He and his wife, Fatma Arf Oliver, are writing a book Global Resources and the Environment. 

He has consulted with timber companies, private landowners, industry associations, state and national forests, and public and elected officials in most major timber regions of the United States and some areas abroad. He was a member of the Science Panel at President Clinton’s Forest Conference in 1993 and has served on or chaired various scientific panels for the United States and Washington State executive and legislative branches of government, NAFTA, and the Society of American Foresters. He is Vice President of the Tropical Forest Foundation; a Fellow in the Society of American Foresters; and a recipient of the Host Country Scientific Achievement Award at the global, pentennial IUFRO meeting in 2014 (International Union of Forest Research Organizations).

He is the author of more than 150 scientific and technical papers.  His work has taken him to all parts of the United States and to many countries in South America, Europe and Asia.