Richard Moore has been an "interdisciplinary environmental scientist" since long before his official job title included any of those words. Since earning a Ph.D in Anthropology from the University of Texas-Austin, he has taught in diverse departments at Ohio State, including Anthropology, Rural Sociology and most recently the School of Environment and Natural Resources. He has a number of research grants from the USDA, NSF, and EPA that bridge the social and natural sciences. He currently leads the Sugar Creek Project and one of the objectives on a $20 million USDA AFRI grant about corn and climate change. Richard also directs the Environmental Science Graduate Program.
Other ongoing research projects focus on:
- Biocomplexity linking social and natural ecosystems
- Participatory rural community social structure and learning communities in headwaters streams
- Water quality trading in Sugar Creek (located in Holmes and Wayne counties of Ohio), Upper Scioto Watershed, and the U.S.
- Japanese rural social structure
- Agricultural social organization and economy
- Sustainable and organic agriculture
- Environmental science (Japan)
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