Peter Richards

National Science Foundation SBE Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Peter is currently working on a National Science Foundation project researching the role of capital access and institutions in driving land use changes in the State of Mato Grosso in Brazil.  His past research has focused on the tradeoffs between agricultural growth, development, and environmental change in Brazil and Paraguay, with a particular interest in the Amazon region. His work to date includes research on indirect land use change, on the links between urbanization and agricultural change, studies of migration and the movement of capital and labor resources as drivers of socioeconomic and land use change, and of the environmental impacts of a fluctuating exchange rate. 

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Agricultural growth, Development, Environmental change