Dr. Emilio Moran of Indiana University spoke at first 2012/2013 Human Dimensions Seminar Series last week
Dr. Moran of Indiana University discussed "Human Environment Interaction, Land Use, and Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon" in LeFrak Hall last Thursday as the first speaker in the 2012/2013 Human Dimensions Seminar Series.
The talk reviewed the work of Dr. Moran, and his research group, over the past several decades in examing the interactions between people and the environment in the Brazilian Amazon. Over the years, there has been a range of theories and methods used, resulting in an incremental approach that has increased the areas of study, the number of households sampled, and addressed changing concerns of the scientific community. Dr. Moran also discussed different approaches that ranged from cultural ecology and systems ecology, to GIS and remote sensing, population and environment, and more recently, to forest transition theory and agent-based modeling.
Dr. Moran is Distinguished Professor and the James H. Rudy Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, Professor of Environmental Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Geography, Director of the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change at Indiana University. Since January of this year, he is also a Research Professor at the University of Maryland. Moran is the author of ten books, fourteen edited volumes and more than 150 journal articles and book chapters. He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2010.