Emilio Moran, PhD
Emilio Moran is a world-renowned social anthropologist who has studied and published in tropical agriculture, social science, ecology, economics, and, most recently, earth observations from satellites. He is a member of the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability.
Moran’s true discipline is asking the right questions and merging human and environmental sciences to get a holistic understanding of some of the world’s most crucial problems—climate change, land use—and a project he pioneered some 30 years ago: determining the potential of the humid tropics for intensive agriculture.
Moran joined MSU’s Department of Geography in January 2013. He is the university’s 11th member of the National Academy of Sciences. In addition to CSIS, Moran contributes to the new Center for Global Change Science as well as the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations.
In 2011, Moran delivered the Rachel Carson Distinguished Lecture "Rethinking Human-Environment Interactions." He also received an honorary degree from MSU.
Balancing biodiversity, climate change, food for a trifecta
Published on September 5, 2023
Brazil's soybean trade still harbors Amazon deforestation
Published on July 13, 2023
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS - Complex relationships between soybean trade destination and tropical deforestation
Published on July 12, 2023
Private lands stalling Brazil’s conservation efforts
Published on April 12, 2023
Power to the people must include the people
Published on November 28, 2022
NSF grant to help power and empower those off grid
Published on September 29, 2020
JASSS - Land-Use Changes in Distant Places: Implementation of a Telecoupled Agent-Based Model
Published on January 31, 2020
CURRENT OPINION IN ENVIRO SUSTAINABILITY - Governing flows in telecoupled land systems
Published on May 1, 2019