Environmental Studies at UVM

Ian Worley

Professor Emeritus of Environmental Studies and Plant Biology; Environmental Program Director from 1994 to 2008, Adjunct Professor

Environmental Program, Department of Geography

Areas of Interest: 

natural history, weather, climate, natural landscapes, avian distributions


I retired from UVM in 2008 and now spending my time with family, pets, gardens, and birding.  I do teach one section each of ENVS-173 and GEOG-40 per year through Continuing Education.


  • Ph.D. Botany, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1972
  • M.Sc. Botany, University of Canterbury, New Zealand,1966
  • B.S. and B.A. Math and Physics, Youngstown State University, 1964

Non-ENVS Courses: 

  • GEOG 40 Weather, Climate and Landscape

Other Professional Affiliations: 

  • Active birder and reviewer of bird observations data for Vermont eBird and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies
  • Occasional natual resources contributor to Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Retired member and chair, Vermont Endangered Species Committee
  • Retired Vermont Flight Academy educational advisor and member of Board of Directors
  • Retired pilot/ecologist for natural resources inventories and pilot/interpreter for natural history flights
  • Retired Flight Instructor

Ian by his plane