Environmental Demography 2-day Short Course

University of Colorado Population Center, June 13-14, 2013

Boulder, Colorado

Application deadline: April 5th

Environmental Demography is a dynamic area of demographic research and includes topics of tremendous policy importance especially in the context of contemporary environmental change.

The University of Colorado Population Center presents a 2-day short course offering an overview of Environmental Demography, showcasing central areas of scholarship, and describing boundary-pushing methodologies.

The short course will include the following topics, concluding with a brainstorming session on future directions and development of new collaborative research ideas.

*     Overview of Population & Environment Research

*     Population Dynamics & Climate Change: Modeling the Connections

*     Neighborhoods & Health

*     Socio-Demographic Dimensions of Environmental Exposure

*     Migration, Rural Livelihoods, and the Environment

*     Environmental Dimensions of the AIDS Pandemic

*     Issues of Scale in Population-Environment Associations

*     Population and Environment Research Needs and Direction: Brainstorming and Networking


The course is open to current graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and pre-tenure faculty from any institution. Participation is limited to 15 and will be based on a competitive selection process. The CU Population Center will provide support for domestic travel and lodging.

Course Credit

If desired, students may enroll in the course for 1.5 credits, and the CUPC will cover tuition expenses. Credit-seeking students will be expected to complete a final exam or paper.

Application Process

Please apply via email to Lori Hunter (lori.hunter@colorado.edu) by April 5th. Your application should include: your vita, a one-page letter of interest that includes your current position (e.g, graduate student, post-doc, or junior faculty). Within your letter, please discuss the ways in which this short course will facilitate your population-environment scholarship. Also, please provide the name and email contact for at least one reference (no need for a formal letter of recommendation). Decisions will be made by April 19th.

Further Information

Please see http://www.colorado.edu/ibs/cupc/short_courses/env_demography/ or contact: Lori.Hunter@colorado.edu.

Supported, in part, by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

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