October 2, 2017 - 4:00 pm
Thomas Rudel, Rutgers University
Tomas Rudel (Ph.D., Yale University) is distinguished professor at Rutgers, The state University of New Jersey. Rudel conducts research on land use change. He has researched the driving forces behind tropical deforestation both through case studies in the Ecuadorian Amazon and through quantitative analyses at the global scale. The latter set of studies has included work on ‘the forest transition’. He has also done research on the forces that have driven suburban sprawl, primarily through field studies in the northeastern United States. He just finished a book, entitled Defensive Environmentalists and the Paths to Global Environmental Reform, to be published by Cambridge University Press.