Jeffrey R. Vincent, a faculty member at Duke University, will give the 29th annual J.W. Fanning Lecture, titled “How and Why Should Tropical Countries Protect Their Forests?,” Dec. 3 at 10:30 a.m. in Room R on the second floor of the Georgia Center. Open free to the public, the lecture is sponsored by the applied and agricultural economics department in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Vincent is the Clarence F. Korstian Professor of Forest Economics and Management in Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences. His research focuses on the economics of natural resource management and policy in developing countries. Currently, his two main projects are a five-year project with the Forest Research Institute Malaysia on biodiversity conservation in tropical landscapes affected by commercial logging and an ongoing project on the joint impacts of brown clouds and greenhouse gases on climate change, water and agriculture in South Asia.