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Dr. John Lovseth

Associate Professor of Biology and Natural Resources and Director of Land Stewardship

Teaching Area



  • PhD, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
  • MS, Forest Science, Colorado State University
  • BA, Principia College


John Lovseth is a certified forester with the Society of American Foresters. In addition to his teaching duties, Lovseth manages the College's 2,600-acre campus, where he administered one of the first Forest Stewardship Council-certified forests in Illinois. 

Scholarly Interests

  • Sustainable forestry
  • Disturbance ecology
  • Historical ecology
  • Forest ecology
  • Geographic information systems
  • Sugarbush management

Contributions to Field

  • Administering one of the first Forest Stewardship Council certifications in Illinois
  • Promoting sustainable land use practices


First Place, ESRI Forestry Users Group Conference Map Competition, 2011

Mueller Environmental Award, Principia College, 2005

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Society of American Foresters
  • Forest Guild

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