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


Ian retired from UVM in 2008 and now spends his time with family, pets, gardens, and birding. Ian still teaches one section of ENVS 173 Landscape Natural History in the fall and GEOG 40 Weather, Climate Landscapes in the summer.


  • 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

Other Courses: 

  • GEOG 40 Weather, Climate and Landscape

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