Dr. Aber is a University Professor of Natural Resources at the University of New Hampshire. He served on the Science Policy Exchange Governing Council from 2012 to 2014.
He earned a Bachelor's degree in Engineering and Applied Science (Computer Science) from Yale University, and Master's and Ph.D. degrees also from Yale in Forestry and Environmental Studies.
At the University of New Hampshire, Dr. Aber served for 15 years as Chair of the inter-college Natural Resources Ph.D. Program, and 4 years as the University's Vice President for Research and Public Service.
For two years, he lead a new undergraduate major in Environmental Science, before being selected as Provost and VP for Academic Affairs in 2009.
Dr. Aber's pioneering and foundational research has focused on the biogeochemistry of forest ecosystems, with particular emphasis on nitrogen cycling and the process of nitrogen saturation. His major region of interest is the northeastern U.S., but he has conducted research throughout the eastern U.S. and in Ireland.
His most recent research is in the area of sustainable agroecosystems.