Stetson University

Tony Abbott

Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Science; Department Chair


  • Cultural and Political Ecology
  • Internship in Earth Science
  • Internship in Geographic Information Systems
  • Environmental Management Internship
  • Honors First-Year Seminar - "Enduring Questions"

Areas of Expertise

  • Agrobiodiversity
  • Climate change policy

As a political ecologist based in geographic traditions and mixed methods research (qualitative and quantitative), my research foci include: agricultural biodiversity, clean energy and greenhouse gas emissions policy, sustainability institutions, and a longstanding regional interest in the Americas, especially the Andean countries. I am strongly oriented to research collaborations with students.

  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2002
  • M.A., University of Georgia, 1994
  • B.S., University of Georgia, 1992
  • Agricultural biodiversity
  • Clean energy and greenhouse gas emissions policy
  • Sustainability institutions
  • Regional interest in the Americas, especially the Andean countries
  • Currently characterizing sustainability initiatives in higher education.
  • 2012: Abbott, J. Anthony and Kiryssa Kasprzyk. "Hot air: Correlating university climate action plans with state greenhouse gas emissions policy within the federal climate change policy vacuum." The Professional Geographer. Available online.
  • 2011.03: Abbott, J. Anthony. "Public Support Systems and Permitting Procedures for Wind Power in the United States," in Energía eólica: Cuestiones jurídicas, económicas y ambientales, edited by Masao Javier López Sako, published by Thomson-Civitas (Spain).
  • 2010.07 Abbott, J. Anthony. "The localized and scaled discourse of conservation for wind power in Kittitas County, Washington." Society and Natural Resources, 23: 969-985.
  • 2009.09 Abbott, J. Anthony and Dan Krinsky. "Identifying prospective sites for industrial solar power facilities in eastern central Florida using geospatial analysis." The Florida Geographer, 40, 62-77.
  • 2009.06 Hill, Lauren L. and J. Anthony Abbott. "Surfing as a source of activism? A case-study of Floridian surfers and environmental action." Southeastern Geographer, 49(2), 157-170.
  • 2009.01 Hill, Lauren L. and J. Anthony Abbott. "Surfacing tension: toward a political ecological critique of surfing representation." Geography Compass, 3(1), 275-296.
  • 2006.06 Abbott, J. Anthony. "Measuring thermal variations in a valley environment using a team," field project designed by students. The Journal of Geography, 105(3), 121-128.
  • 2006.03 Abbott, J. Anthony and Vernon Meentemeyer. "Vegetation effects on suburban air conditioning." Urban Geography, 26(6), 558-564.
  • 2005.05 Abbott, J. Anthony. "Counting beans: Agrobiodiversity, indigeneity, and agrarian reform." The Professional Geographer, 57(2), 198-212.
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