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ESF Professor Named ASLA Fellow

James F. Palmer

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF)Associate Professor James F. Palmer was named a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA).

Palmer, a specialist in quantitative social sciences and natural resource planning, was nominated by the Vermont ASLA Chapter for his contributions to the field of landscape architecture. He has taught for 22 years in the Faculty of Landscape Architecture at ESF.

Palmer's work concentrates on environment and behavior, applying scientific processes to measure a landscape's aesthetic appeal. He has examined the shared cultural ideas of what constitutes beauty in a landscape.

Palmer received his bachelor's degree in both politics and environmental studies from University of California Santa Cruz. He earned his Master of Landscape Architecture and Ph.D. from University of Massachusetts Amherst.