John F. Dwyer

Year Elected ALS Fellow: 
Highest Degree: 
Ph.D., UniversityUniversity, 1974
Current Position: 
Research Forester and Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station, Chicago

Dr. Dwyer directs a research project that develops guides for the management of forests to serve the needs of the urban population, particularly recreation, aesthetics, and environmental quality. His personal research focuses on predicting recreation choices, as well as identifying the leisure needs of urban racial/ethnic minority groups. He heads up the urban forestry working group in the International Union of Forestry Researchers, is on the editorial board of the Journal of Leisure Research and Illinois Arboriculture, and serves on the National Urban Forest Council and the Illinois Urban Forest Council. Dr. Dwyer is past chair of the urban forestry working group, Society of American Foresters; Secretary-Treasurer of the Illinois Arborist Association; and member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Arboriculture and Leisure Sciences.