Mark C. Urban
Mark C. Urban
Arden Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Director, Center of Biological Risk, Director, Team-TERRA, Co-leader, UConn@COP
Elected to the Academy in 2022


Muhlenberg College, 1998, BS, Environmental Science and Political Science; Yale University, 2001, MESc, Forestry, and Environmental Studies; 2001, PhD, Forestry and Environmental Studies

Professional Area

Ecology, evolutionary biology, global change biology, limnology, risk assessment, STEM education


For outstanding contributions to our ability to predict biological risks to ecosystems and humans, including predicting accelerating extinction risks from climate change, pioneering multiple novel theories that integrate ecological and evolutionary dynamics, discovering the remarkable link between UV and COVID-19 infections, and leading international efforts to improve biological risk assessment.