Emeritus Professor, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University
University of California, Berkeley — UC Berkeley Campus
About the Lecture Sadly, this event has been cancelled due to the passing of Michael Williams prior to the event date. About Michael Williams Michael Williams is an Honorary Sauer Lecturer. Michael Williams is a distinguished geographer with a lifelong … ContinuedUniversity of California, Berkeley - UC Berkeley Campus Berkeley Graduate Lectures firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY
About the Lecture
Sadly, this event has been cancelled due to the passing of Michael Williams prior to the event date.
About Michael Williams
Michael Williams is an Honorary Sauer Lecturer.
Michael Williams is a distinguished geographer with a lifelong interest in the formation of landscapes, historical geography, wetlands, and is highly recognized for his prize-winning work on deforestation. He has longstanding research interests in initial settlement and landscape evolution in Britain, Australia, and the United States. Williams’ ongoing research interests focus on global land-use/land cover transformations and change, especially concerning forest clearing and wetland draining. His particular emphasis is on “how we got to where we are” in geographical/environmental questions.
Williams is the author of over 120 articles and has contributed content to many books. His recent work, a global account and interpretation of deforestation entitled Deforesting the Earth: From Prehistoric to Global Crisis (2003), was awarded the Weyerhauser Prize of the American Forest and Conservation Society, and the Meridian Prize of the Association of American Geographers. He is just completing an original biography of the important geographer, Carl O. Sauer and his lecture will cover how and why he became interested in the life and work of Sauer and what led him to write this biography. As part of his Sauer Lecture Williams will present extracts from the biography.