Larry Gorenflo

Larry  Gorenflo

PROFESSOR, ELEANOR R. STUCKEMAN CHAIR IN DESIGN

432 Stuckeman

Phone: (814) 863-5337

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Area(s) of Specialization: Biodiversity Conservation, Cultural Ecology, East Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia

Biography:

Larry Gorenflo is a professor of landscape architecture, geography, and African studies; and serves as the faculty-in-charge of the Environmental Inquiry minor. He also holds the Eleanor R. Stuckeman Chair in Design in the Stuckeman School.Gorenflo is internationally recognized for his research that reveals opportunities for integrative conservation efforts, due to his research that identifies the co-occurrence of important linguistic or cultural conservation areas with key global biodiversity hot spots. As the Eleanor R. Stuckeman Chair in Design, he seeks to address the concern that as we approach the end of the second decade of the 21st century, our planet is losing natural and cultural heritage at rates virtually unknown in its past. In the face of such challenges, designed spaces are absolutely essential to maintaining the natural and human diversity on Earth. Gorenflo’s work explicitly addresses the problem of creating such spaces through examining apparent links between cultural and biological diversity in places that claim high levels of both.