Mary Arthur
Chair, NRES Program

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, and co-Lead of the Urban Forest Initiative.

Dr. Arthur teaches Forest Ecology (FOR 340) and the Introduction to Natural Resources and Environment Science (NRE 201).


B.A., Colby College, Environmental Studies

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

Ph.D., Cornell University