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Peter Walker

Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies, Geography
Phone: 541-346-4541
Office: 100 Condon Hall
Research Interests: Political ecology, environmental politics, climate change adaptation, wildfire, collaborative and community based resource management, land use, American West, Africa


B.A., 1986, California, Berkeley; M.S., 1990, Harvard; Ph.D., 1997, California, Berkeley. (1997)


Peter's interests are in the social and political dimensions of human uses of the physical environment, with focus on Africa and the American West.


  • ENVS 201 Introduction to Environmental Studies: Social Sciences
  • ENVS 450/550 Political Ecology
  • ENVS 455/555 Sustainability
  • ENVS 607 Seminar in Political Ecology
  • Geography 462/562 Historical and Contemporary Views of the Environment
  • Geography 475/575 Africa: Environment and Development