2016 Ph.D., Geography and Urban Studies, GIS Certificate Temple University
2010 M.A., Geography, University of South Florida
2002 B.A., Environmental Studies, New College of Florida
Alec Foster is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan. He is a broadly trained Urban Geographer, with both quantitative and qualitative research skills and experience. His dissertation research examines the role of participation in urban environmental stewardship on Philadelphian’s sense of self, place, and nature. Alec has also published geospatial analyses of financial inclusion and environmental justice in The Professional Geographer and Computers, Environment and Urban Systems. Current projects include a time series analysis of urban gardens in Detroit’s Lower East Side and developing integrative approaches to the food-energy-water nexus. Research Interests include: Urban Political Ecology, Urban Forests and Urban Greenspaces, Affective Ecologies, Environmental Justice, and Volunteered Geographic Information.
To learn more about Alec Foster and his work, follow him on: