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Emilio Moran Ph.D.

Emilio Moran, Ph.D.


Visiting Hannah Professor of Global Change Science

Center for Global Change and Earth Observations

Department of Geography

215 Manly Miles Building, Room 218
1405 S. Harrison Rd.
Michigan State University

East Lansing , Michigan 48823-5423


Emilio F. Moran is John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University, associated with the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, and the Department of Geography. He was until 2012 Distinguished Professor and the James H. Rudy Professor of Anthropology at Indiana University, Professor of Environmental Sciences, Adjunct Professor of Geography, and Director of the Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change (ACT) at Indiana University.  Dr. Moran is the author of ten books, fourteen edited volumes and more than 150 journal articles and book chapters. His research has been supported by NSF, NIH, NOAA and NASA for the past two decades. His three latest books, Environmental Social Science (Wiley/Blackwell 2010), People and Nature (Blackwell 2006) and Human Adaptability, 3rd edition (Westview 2007) address broader issues of human interaction with the environment under conditions of change. His most recent book, Meio Ambiente & Florestas (Editora SENAC Sao Paulo 2010) addresses the value of forests in Brazil and the world.  His book Developing the Amazon (Indiana U Press, 1981) was the first book-length study of the human and environmental impacts of the Transamazon Highway.  He is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London, Fellow of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for Applied Anthropology, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2010.