Marlboro College

NewsPress Release: 3/14/02 Environmental Economics is Topic of Faculty Forum

Image of Jim ToberMARLBORO, VT - As part of this spring's Faculty Forum series, Economics and Environmental Studies Professor Jim Tober will present "Animal Stories: Namibian Cheetahs, T.V. Lamps, and the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary," at 4 p.m. April 10, in the Apple Tree building on campus.

Tober will use the three cases in the lecture's title to illustrate the extent to which the field of environmental history has evolved beyond its traditional focus on resource extraction, habitat protection, and public lands toward a broader, cross-disciplinary perspective.

Tober's longstanding interest in the protection of global biodiversity has led to two published books, Who Owns the Wildlife? The Political Economy of Conservation in Nineteenth Century America (1981) and Wildlife and the Public Interest: Nonprofit Organizations and Federal Wildlife Policy (1989).

A faculty member at Marlboro since 1973, Tober earned a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. from Yale University. His current research interests range from planning strategies among nonprofit human service agencies in rural Vermont to protection of global biodiversity.

Admission to the faculty forum is free. The Apple Tree building is fully accessible. For more information, call (802) 257-4333 or visit the college online at

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