Shibu Jose is the Harold E. Garrett Endowed Chair Professor of Applied Ecology and Agroforestry and Director of the Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA. Prior to his current appointment, he was a Professor of forest ecology at the School of Forest Resources and Conservation at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. He received his B.S. degree in forestry from India and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in forest science from Purdue University, Columbia, IN, USA. His current research efforts focus on ecological sustainability and ecosystem services of agroforestry systems and mixed-species biomass plantations, and ecosystem restoration. He has received nearly $16 million in funding to support his program. He has published seven edited books and over 100 research articles. Eight Ph.D. and 17 M.S. students have graduated under his direct supervision, and 5 Ph.D. students and four M.S. students are in progress. He also has served on 14 other graduate student committees. He serves as Editor-In-Chief of Agroforestry Systems, Associate Editor (former Editor) of Journal of Forestry, and Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Ecology. His awards and honors include Fulbright Fellowship, Aga Khan International Fellowship (Switzerland), Nehru Memorial Award for Scholastic Excellence (India), Award of Excellence in Research by the Southeastern Society of American Foresters (SAF), Stephen Spurr Award by the Florida Division SAF, and the Young Leadership Award by the National SAF.
Biography Updated on 30 January 2013