Mary Arthur

Chair, NRES Program
Phone (859) 257-2852
Fax (859) 323-1031
Mary Arthur

214 T.P. Cooper Bldg.
Office 103 Lexington KY 40546-0073

Professional Profile

Mary Arthur, Ph.D., is Professor of Forest Ecology in the Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky ( Her research spanning several decades has focused on the biogeochemistry of subalpine forests in the Rocky Mountains, the ecology of fire in upland oak ecosystems of the eastern U.S., the role of species shifts on ecosystem processes, and the alteration of ecosystem processes stemming from non-native invasive species.

Dr. Arthur also serves as the Chair of the faculty steering committee for the Natural Resources and Environmental Science undergraduate program, co-Director of the Greenhouse Environment and Sustainability Residential College, and co-Lead of the Urban Forest Initiative.

Dr. Arthur teaches Forest Ecology (FOR 340) and the NRES Senior Capstone (NRE 471), as well as two courses for students in the Greenhouse Residential College: Pathways and Barriers to Sustainability, and Real World Sustainability: Stepping Into the Community.


B.S., Colby College, Environmental Studies

M.F.S., Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

Ph.D., Cornell University