Bio

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I am a population and human-environment geographer interested in the interactions between rural livelihoods, household well-being and environmental change in the developing world. As described on these pages, my research has investigated environmental influences on human migration around the world, indigenous livelihoods in the Ecuadorian Amazon, and human dimensions of soil degradation in rural Uganda. My methodological expertise is in the use of survey, statistical and demographic methods, approaches which have not been widely applied to these topics within geography.

AFFILIATIONS
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Geography
Joint Faculty, Environment, Ecology and Energy Program
Faculty Fellow, Carolina Population Center

CV & UPDATES
Curriculum Vitae
Google Scholar Profile

TEACHING
Social Vulnerability to Climate Change: Geog 437 Syllabus 2019
Population, Development and the Environment: Geog 451 Syllabus 2019
Human-Environment Research Seminar: Geog 803 Syllabus 2020
Ecological Analyses and Applications: ENEC 567 Syllabus 2020

ADVISEES
Postdoc: Heather Randell (2016-18), Jason Davis (2012-15)
PhD: Sandeep Kandicuppa (2021), Maia Call (2017)
MA: Georgina Gemayel (incoming), Sara Ghebremicael (current), Douglas Hopping (2016), Matt Bozigar (2014)
Honors thesis: Katie McMahon (2021), Erika Munshi (2018)

EDITORIAL & ADVISORY BOARDS
Editorial Board, Population & Environment
National Advisory Committee, IPUMS-International

CONTACT
308 Carolina Hall
Department of Geography, Campus Box 3220
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
cgray@email.unc.edu