Emilio Moran is a world-renowned social anthropologist who has studied and published in tropical agriculture, social science, ecology, economics, and, most recently, earth observations from satellites.

Moran’s true discipline is asking the right questions and merging human and environmental sciences to get a holistic understanding of some of the world’s most crucial problems—climate change, land use—and a project he pioneered some 30 years ago: determining the potential of the humid tropics for intensive agriculture.  

 In the media


Oct. 21, 2013

A sweeping memorandum of understanding between Michigan State University (MSU) and Brazil opens doors to collaboration to understand complex global sustainability and food security challenges.

MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon and Mateus Batistella, a representative of Embrapa, the state-owned research arm of Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, signed the memorandum of understanding Oct. 18 on MSU’s campus.