He is a specialist in ecological anthropology, resource management and agricultural systems in the humid and dry tropics.

Professor Moran is an expert in the field of environmental anthropology, tropical ecology, and the human dimensions of global environmental change.


Director, Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change, Indiana University Bloomington

Director, Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change, Indiana University Bloomington

Past Affiliations
PhD, University of Florida, Social Anthropology, 1975
MA, University of Florida, Latin American History, 1969
BA, Spring Hill College, Spanish American Literature, 1968
south america tropical zone brazil cape verde mexico agriculture soil sciences forest ecology forest management anthropology ecology and population ecology remote sensing research methodology remote sensing technology
English, French, Greek, Ancient, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish

Robert McC. Netting Award, Association of American Geographers, 2002

Fellow, Linnean Society of London, 1999

Guggenheim Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, 1989-1990

Fellow, Amer. Assoc. Advanc. of Science, 1985

American Anthropological Association
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Association of American Geographers
Latin American Studies Association
Linnean Society
Sigma Xi
Society for Applied Anthropology
Society for Economic Anthropology