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Richard Moore

Richard Moore

Richard Moore

Professor Emeritus, School of Environment and Natural Resources


330 202-3538

115 Willliams Hall
1680 Madison Avenue
Wooster, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Sustainable and organic agriculture
  • Environmental science (Japan)
  • Agricultural social organization and economy

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 formerly directed 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