David Lopez-Carr

David Lopez-carr, Professor, Member of PhD Emphasis Affiliate (IEES)

Office Hours

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Office Location

4836 Ellison Hall


Population (Migration, Fertility), Health, Environmental Change, Deforestation, Rural Development, and Latin America

Faculty in Geography Department


  • Ph.D., Geography, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
  • B.A., Hispanic Literature; Minor in Geology. Bates College 


Dr. David Lopez-Carr is a professor of Geography at UCSB where he directs the Human-Environment Dynamics Lab. He received a PhD in Geography from the University of North Carolina, where he also held a NIH post-doctoral fellowship in Biostatistics in the School of Public Health and Carolina Population Center. He has lived, worked, and traveled extensively in Latin America and in over 70 countries worldwide and can Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, and rudimentary Q’eqchí Maya.

To learn more about David Lopez-Carr, please view his personal statement


Lopez-Carr's research links among population, health, rural development, agriculture, and marine and forest resource use and conservation through ongoing projects in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.


Visit David Lopez-Carr's Human-Environment Dynamics Lab webpage to view past and current research projects (under "Research Interests").


Click here to view a full list of publications or view Lopez-Carr's Curriculum Vitae.


Geog 5: People, Place and Environment
Geog 141/241: Population Geography
Geog 155/255: The Geography of Latin America
Geog 241B: Population, Development and the Environment **

**Elective course for IEES