June 13-14, 2013 -- Boulder, Colorado

Environmental Demography represents a dynamic area of demographic research and includes topics of tremendous policy importance particularly in the context of contemporary environmental change. The University of Colorado Population Center is offering a 2-day short course in Environmental Demography, providing an overview of the sub-discipline, showcasing central areas of scholarship, and describing boundary-pushing methodologies. The short course will conclude with a brainstorming session on future directions and development of new collaborative research ideas. In addition, students will receive an introduction to spatial data and analyses with a focus on the link between demographic and environmental processes.

Course Schedule

Overview of Population and Environment Research
Lori Hunter
CU Boulder, Sociology and CUPC
Population Dynamics and Climate Change: Modeling the Connections
Leiwen Jiang, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Neighborhoods and Health
Elisabeth Root, CU Boulder, Geography
The Socio-Demographic Dimensions of Environmental Exposure
Liam Downey, CU Boulder, Sociology
Migration, Rural Livelihoods, and the Environment
Dan Runfola, National Center for Atmospheric Research and CU Boulder
Lori Hunter, CU Boulder, Sociology and CUPC
Environmental Dimensions of the AIDS Pandemic
Lori Hunter, CU Boulder, Sociology and CUPC
Issues of Scale in Population-Environment Associations
Stefan Leyk, CU Boulder, Geography
Introduction to GIS with focus on population-environment associations
Population and Environment Research Needs and Direction: Brainstorming and Networking
Lori Hunter, CU Boulder, Sociology and CUPC

Course Format

The course is open to current graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and pre-tenure faculty from any institution. Participation in the workshop is limited to 15 students and will be based on a competitive selection process. The CU Population Center will provide support for domestic travel and lodging.

Course Credit

If desired, students may enroll in the course for 1.5 credits, and the CUPC will cover tuition expenses. Credit-seeking students will be expected to complete a final exam or paper.

Application Process

Please apply via email to Lori Hunter (lori.hunter@colorado.edu) by Friday, April 5th. Your application should include: your vita, a one-page letter of interest that includes your current position (e.g, graduate student, post-doc, or junior faculty). Within your letter, please discuss the ways in which this short course will facilitate your population-environment scholarship. Also, please provide the name and email contact for at least one reference (no need for a formal letter of recommendation). Decisions will be made by Friday, April 19th. This short course is supported by the CU Population Center and funded through the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development.