James Farmer, an associate professor in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, is a sustainable-behavior and decision-making researcher with interest in community food systems and natural resources sustainability. He focuses on individuals’ choices that lead to sustainable resource usage, such as landowner decisions to place conservation easements on private lands and farmers’ adoption of organic management practices.
Farmer co-directs the IU Campus Farm and convenes the Human Dimensions Lab. His interdisciplinary and applied approaches have him collaborating with scholars from biology to anthropology and professionals such as farmers and food advocates.
Areas of Expertise
Community food systems and sustainable agriculture, natural resources and protected areas, conservation/sustainability, environmental and sustainable behavior, rural landscapes and people.