Assistant Professor of Geography
Clark Gray is a population and human-environment geographer interested in the interactions between rural livelihoods, household well-being and environmental change in the developing world. His current work includes an 11-year longitudinal study of the demographic and environmental behaviors of 500 indigenous households from five ethnicities in the Northern Ecuadorian Amazon. Analyses of these data are investigating the patterns and drivers of indigenous fertility, migration, wild product harvesting, land use and off-farm employment. Other work has focused on the contribution of environmental factors to internal and international migration, as well as the consequences of migration for rural land use, in the rural Ecuadorian Andes.