Caldas, Marcellus

Caldas, Marcellus
Kansas State University

I identify myself as an environmental geographer who studies the interaction of social, economic, and environmental processes. My conceptual framework is derived from an economic and social perspective that considers the behavioral attitudes of agents, and implications for the environment. My teaching has been a bit more diverse, given my earlier training and the departmental requirements where I have taught.

As an environmental geographer who addresses human-environment interactions, I pay special attention to the behavioral attitudes of agents and implications of the environment. The research strategy I employ combines both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, utilizing data and insight gained from field investigation involving household surveys and key informant interviews. I have interest in Land Reform, Land Cover and Land Use Change (LCLUCC), and Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing to LCLUC. My experience in this line of inquirity has focused primarily on Latin America.