Expert to Present Land Grabs, Deforestation and the Effects on Human Health in Cambodia
Time: 4 p.m.
Date: Thursday, Sept. 26
Location: Humanities and Social Studies Center, Room N3118
Ian Luby ’13 will present “Land Grabs, Deforestation, and the Effects on Human Health in Cambodia.” Luby is currently a research analyst with InSTePP working on the Bill and Melinda Gates funded HarvestChoice project. He provides a wide range of research support with an emphasis on data management and bio-economic spatial modeling.
Luby obtained his bachelor's degree from Grinnell College where he double majored in economics and biology. Previously, he interned at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) where he worked, primarily, on the Third National Fadama Development Project in Nigeria. Luby has also completed spatial modeling work on native prairie species in Iowa, as well as ecological and genetic research on fungal plant pathogens in the Namib Desert. Luby’s research interests focus on how economic and biological systems can work together to help explain and solve environmental and agricultural problems facing our world.
Luby's visit is sponsored by the Department of Economics.