"Energy and Land: New Perspectives on the Industrial Revolution"

Fridolin Krausmann, Rural and Regional Fellow from the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Austrian Universities, Department of Social Ecology, presented on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 3:00 pm in Charter Hall 217.

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Fridolin Krausmann is a research fellow and lecturer in the Department of Social Ecology at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies of Austrian Universities, Vienna. He received a PhD in Ecology from the University of Vienna in 2001 and participated in a two year advanced study program on Culture and the Environment with the Humanities Faculty of the University of Vienna in 1996 and 1997. Since his 1995 master's thesis on the potential contribution and ecological impacts of renewable energy in Austria he has worked on numerous research projects focusing on land use, energy, and the interaction between humans and the environment. With his research he has contributed to the development of methods and tools for monitoring nature-society interactions, including energy and material flow analysis, the ecological footprint, and human appropriation of net primary production. In recent years he expanded his perspective to include historical times and has been studying the transformation of the socioeconomic energy system during the industrial revolution and it's relation to changes in land use and land cover.

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