Jack D. Ives
Dr. Ives was Director of McGill Subarctic Research Lab., Schefferville, and Assistant Professor at Department of Geography, McGill University (1957-1960). He was Assistant Director and Director at Geographical Branch, Energy, Mines and Resources, Canada (1960-67). He then joined University of Colorado, USA as a Director of Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (1967-1979) and Professor of Geography (1967-1989). He then moved to University of California, Davis as a Professor of Mountain Geoecology, Chair of Department of Geography (1989-1993) and Professor of Environmental Studies (1993-1997). During those years, he also was Chair of International Working Group, UNESCO MAB Programme (1973-1975), Research Coordinator of Project on Mountain Ecology and Sustainable Development at United Nations University (1978-2000) and Chair of Commission on Mountain Geoecology at International Geographical Union (1988-1996). Currently he is a Senior Advisor at Mountain Ecology and Sustainable Development.
With over 180 publications, scientific papers and books to his credit, and as a Founder and Editor (1968-1980) quarterly journal Arctic and Alpine Research, Founder and Editor (1980-2000) quarterly journal Mountain Research and Development, he is a well-known personality in the world. He has supervised over 50 Masters and PhD students and 18 Post-doctoral fellows - from China, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, and Ecuador.
Dr. Ives keeps keen interest in Nepal and broader environmental issues of the Himalayas.