Gordon T. Geballe

Associate Dean for Alumni and External Affairs, Lecturer in Urban Ecology

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Tel: 203 432-5122

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B.A., University of California, Berkeley
M.S., Ph.D., Yale University

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Applying the concepts of ecosystem ecology to the study of humans is the principal focus of Dr. Geballe’s current interests. Cities can be analyzed as systems through which energy and material move. Of special interest to Dr. Geballe is the development of community organization, the role of formal and informal environmental education, and the identification of urban environmental issues. These topics are the focus of his teaching and numerous projects in New Haven. Dr. Geballe is currently teaching about and researching the role of international symposiums. In September 2004 he and students in his class attended the 5th World Parks Congress in Durban, South Africa. During spring 2004 the focus was on IUCN’s World Conservation Congress held in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2005. Next, the focus shifts to UNEP and its council meeting in Kenya in February 2005. Dr. Geballe, with faculty and students, is also involved in projects in the People’s Republic of China. He is coauthor of the book Redesigning the American Lawn: A Search for Environmental Harmony (second edition, 2001). He is a fellow of Silliman College.