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Stephen Cameron

Stephen Cameron

Office: (269) 387-0604

3236 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5424

Mailing Address
College of Arts and Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5424 USA

Teaching interests

Research interests

Mr. Stephen Cameron’s research interests focus on protected areas in the developing world and their potential to generate income through the provision of ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, watershed management and biodiversity conservation. Global initiatives such as the Kyoto Protocol provide opportunities for financial compensation for such services and have raised interest in protected areas as a source of income for local communities as well as national governments. His analysis of Brazil’s Amazonian protected areas required the adoption of remote sensing and geographic information science techniques to provide a broad view of land cover change within the region. Mr. Cameron’s research has been funded through NASA’s Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia and the U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Program. His research has been published in the journal Environmental Conservation and presented at conferences in the U.S. and Brazil.

His greatest joy as an educator is in having the opportunity to teach students to view the world in a whole new way, using geography to understand the complex relationships between the natural environment and human society. While it is important to understand the spatial distribution of cultural and physical phenomena across the globe, Mr. Cameron feels that the most important thing he can provide his students is the ability to think critically about the world around them.

Curriculum vitae