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Assistant Professor of Geography and Urban Planning and Environmental Studies
Associate Director, Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations
4451 Sage Hall

Research Interests: Sustainability and Place, Politics of Conservation, Political Ecology, Alternative Economies

Dr. Barron is an environmental geographer whose research centers on the belief that incorporating multiple ways of knowing the world around us is the best way to address human-environmental problems. After working on fungal conservation and biodiversity for the last several years, she is now transitioning to a new project on sustainability in the Fox River Watershed. As the principal investigator for the FORWAR+DS in Place project, she is developing the emplacement framework and coordinating with five additional UWO faculty on sustainability research in the region. Dr. Barron is serving as the Associate Director of the Sustainability Institute for Regional Transformations. She also participates in the SIRT seminar series and coordinated events for Earth Charter Week in Fall 2017.


*on leave 2019-2020