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Paul Lorah

Associate Professor

American Culture and Difference
Data Analytics
Earth, Environment, & Society

  • Education
  • PhD, Geography, Indiana University
  • Expertise
  • Applied Geographic Information Systems
  • Research Interests
  • Relationships between conservation, public lands and local economies, Landscape analysis, The geography of street art


Conservation Activities

  • Worked with students to write multiple grants resulting in over $200,000 for conservation projects
  • Partnered with colleagues in Biology and the Great River Greening on a $15,000 oak forest restoration project.
  • Former member of the Minnesota Nature Conservancy Board of Trustees
  • Consultant for groups including the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, the Great Plains Restoration Council and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Student Research and Student Grants

  • Faculty sponsor for $25,000+ of student research funding. Young Scholars Grants, McNair Scholar Award, Excel! Grant, Collaborative Inquiry Grants and Community Based Research Scholars award.
  • Projects from my classes have resulted in more than 120 student conference presentations

Paul has overseen 140+ student conference presentations and has written grants with students that have funded more than $150,000 in conservation projects

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