Areas of Expertise
Sustainable behavior and decision-making, community food systems, local foods, sustainable agriculture, farmers' markets, natural resource sustainability, private land conservation, parks and climate change, urban ecosystem management, social-ecological systems.
James Farmer is an associate professor in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. His research focuses on behavior and decision-making within the areas of sustainable food systems and natural resources sustainability. Examples of his work include projects encompassing farmer adoption of organic management practices, landowner decisions to place conservation easements on private lands and food access within local food system venues.
Farmer co-directs the IU Campus Farm and convenes the Sustainable Food Systems Science initiative. His interdisciplinary and applied approaches have him collaborating with scholars from biology to anthropology and professionals such as farmers and food advocates.View full bio
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Updated on: August 8, 2019