The American Society of Landscape Architects has named Robert Ribe, a professor of landscape architecture in the UO’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, to the ASLA Council of Fellows, among the highest honors the society bestows.
Ribe is the third UO faculty member selected to join the Council of Fellows. He joins professors Kenny Helphand and Robert Melnick in earning the distinction.
Ribe received his nomination from the society’s Oregon Chapter. Ribe is a leader in scenery management and has received national awards for his research. He teaches design and planning studios, landscape analysis classes, digital media and research methods to students in landscape architecture, planning and environmental studies.
From 1999 to 2010 Ribe directed the Institute for a Sustainable Environment, leading that interdisciplinary group through a five-fold growth in granting and support for students. His work in the institute provided primary research and advice on the management of forest ecosystems and wildfire risks and assistance in conducting their sustainability programs.
Ribe’s research exploring how people relate to forest landscapes has advanced that body of knowledge internationally. In 2010 he was appointed to a National Science Foundation working group on methods for valuing cultural ecosystem services, and he was recognized in 2007 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Scientific Advisory Council for his innovations in evidence-based impact assessment methods.
—By A&AA Communications Staff