User Profile

Name: John O'Keefe
Member Since: August 26th, 2009
Member Name: John.okeefe

John was born and grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and received a BA in sociology from Harvard College.  After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Lesotho and a pilot in the Massachusetts Air National Guard, he returned to school and received his MS and PhD degrees in forest ecology from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.  From 1988 until his retirement in 2009, John was Coordinator of the Fisher Museum at Harvard Forest in Petersham, Massachusetts, home of the renowned Harvard Forest Dioramas.  With Harvard Forest Director, David Foster, he is co-author of “New England Forests Through Time: Insights from the Harvard Forest Dioramas” and “Ecological History of Massachusetts Forests.”