W.W. Corcoran Professor of Environmental Sciences
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1971
M.S., University of Arkansas, 1968
B.S., University of Arkansas, 1966
Herman H. Shugart co-instructs Science and Policy of Biodiversity Conservation, a seminar jointly offered by the Law School and the University of Virginia Department of Environmental Sciences. He has been the W.W. Corcoran Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia since 1984 (a joint appointment in the Department of Biology since 2000).
Shugart is the author or co-author of more than 375 scientific publications including 12 books (plus seven additional reprintings), 87 book chapters and 165 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His work has been cited so frequently by other scientists that he is now a “Highly Cited Scientist” — the top one-half percent of scientists cited in the scientific literature in his field worldwide.
He has been conducting ecological research on the effects of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems for more than 35 years.