Prof. Deborah Popper
Professor Popper’s work has focused on how regions adjust to environmental pressures and population loss. With her husband, Frank Popper of Rutgers University, she developed the concept of the Buffalo Commons, a metaphor that has served as a guide for a future based on ecological restoration. She is currently working on developing comparable alternatives for other American regions. She serves on the governing boards of the American Geographical Society the Center for Frontier Communities.