Mary Arthur

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 teaches Forest Ecology (FOR 340) and is the  co-Lead of the Urban Forest Initiative.


B.A., Colby College, Environmental Studies

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

Ph.D., Cornell University