Tom Evans
Department of Geography
701 E. Kirkwood Ave., SB 120
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405-7100

Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis

Center for the Study of Institutions, Population and Environmental Change (CIPEC)

Voice: 812-856-4587
Fax: 812-855-1661


My research interests fall broadly within the area of human-environement relations and human dimensions of global change. Much of my past research has focused on household level analysis of land management decisions to explore the spatial dimensions of deforestation and reforestation, while more recent work addresses the intersection between agriculture, water and food security. I study the role of institutions and policy in local and regional level environmental change processes as well as the influence of various household dynamics (e.g. risk, vulnerability, uncertainty) in land change systems. Methodologically I utilize GIS, remote sensing, and spatial modeling (particularly agent-based modeling) in many of my research projects. Research centers/organizations on campus with whom I am affiliated:

Center for the Study of Instittions, Population and Environmental Change
Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis

Interdisciplinary Experimental Laboratory
(Experimental research in the Behavioral Sciences)
Anthropological Center for Training and Research on Global Environmental Change


G338/G538 - Introduction to Geographic Information Science

G438/G539 - Advanced Geographic Information Science

G439/G639 - Seminar in GIS

G411/G511 - Sustainable Development