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Charlie Hall

Professor Emeritus
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY

Areas of Expertise:

Energy Economics, Environment

My work examines Systems Ecology: The application of integrative tools of science, including especially empirical simulation modeling, to the understanding and management of complex systems of nature and of people and nature. My principal focus throughout the diversity of my work is, and always has been, the examination of how organisms and societies invest energy in resource exploitation, and how such investments change as the quality of resources changes. I have applied these approaches to small rivers, estuaries, tropical forests, fish migrations, pollution, tropical land use change, petroleum extraction, and the national economies of the United States, Argentina and Costa Rica. Most recently my interests have been toward integrative geographical modeling of environments and economies, especially in the tropics. My ultimate goal is to develop biophysical economics as an alternative to neoclassical economics, which I believe to be fatally flawed on many levels.

B.A. Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, Biology 1965 (Advisor: Oran Stanley) M.S. Pennsylvania State University, Univ. Park PA, Zoology 1966 (Advisor: William Cooper) Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC, Zoology 1970 (Advisor: H. T. Odum)

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