Ohio State University
Darla Munroe is Professor of Geography at the Ohio State University, USA. Darla’s academic background is in land economics and human geography, with a focus on human-environment interactions at a landscape level. She studies how changes in land-use systems, such as urban conversion or shifts in agricultural production patterns, affect forests and forest characteristics. She studies the impacts of land markets and land institutions such as protected areas on private forestland, as well as the role of conservation in shaping ongoing patterns of land conversion. Much of her research centers on the urban-rural interface, examining how changing connections between rural and urban systems manifest in changing forest cover. She is Co-editor in Chief of the Journal of Land Use Science, and on the Editorial Boards of Land Use Policy and Geographical Analysis.