The ethnology of Amazonian Indians, especially of their use and perception of the environment; the comparative anthropology of the relations between nature and society
- Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
- Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, City University, New York, 2001
Environmental governance: relations between land use planning, environment & sustainability; policy processes in modern democracies, especially the role of knowledge, ideas & advice in policy formation & change.
Historical geography of British empire & exploration, eighteenth to twentieth centuries; histories of collecting, visual culture & geographical knowledge
The entanglement of natural & social histories in Iceland & Greenland; the anthropological contribution to climate change research; the history of Artic anthropology; the foundations of anthropological knowledge