Dr. Bruce Hull

Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Dr. Bruce Hull is a Senior Fellow at Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS) and a professor in the College of Natural Resources and Environment (CNRE) where he teaches an award wining class, Nature and American Values.

Dr. Hull has authored or edited over 100 publications, including two books: Infinite Nature (Chicago 2006) and Restoring Nature (Island Press 2000). He is an advocate and advisor for groups promoting community-based conservation such as Landcare. He serves on the Board of Directors of Climate Solutions University and as an editorial board member of the Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources, GREENR.

Dr. Hull has traveled internationally with students and taught in Australia, Italy and Brazil. He writes and speaks about organizations, communities, and leaders constructing sustainable development in the face of converging demographic, environmental, governance, and market transformations. Currently, his work at CLiGS is focused on developing leadership skills among environmental professionals to meet emerging global sustainability challenges.

Dr. Hull blogs about teaching sustainability and about the politics of sustainability.

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Relevant Publications

Wasserman, A., Hull, R. B., & McCutchan, B. (2014). How Cargill cultivated greener soybean production in the Amazon. GreenBiz. April 9. http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/04/09/how-cargill-cultivated-greener-soybean-production-amazon

Wasserman, A., Hull, R. B., & McCutchan, B. (2014). How climate, health and water affect soybean sustainability. GreenBiz, March 28. http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/03/28/how-climate-health-and-water-harvest-soybean-sustainability

Wasserman, A., Hull, R. B., & McCutchan, B. (2014). A sustainability journey through the Amazon rainforest. GreenBiz, April 25. http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2014/04/25/soybeans-rainforest-brazil-leadership-journey

Kimmel, C. E., R. B. Hull, Stephenson, M.O., D. P. Robertson and K. Cowgill (2012). “Building community capacity and social infrastructure through landcare: a case study of land grant engagement.” Higher Education 64: 223-235.

Kimmel, C. and Hull, R.B. 2011. Ecological Entrepreneurship Support Networks: Roles and Functions for Conservation Organizations. Geoforum 43: 58–67.

Hull, R.B. 2011. Forestry’s Conundrum: High Value, Low Relevance. Journal of Forestry: 109 (1): 50-56.

Hull, R.B. and Nelson, K. 2011. Wildland-Urban Interface Forest Entrepreneurs:  A Look at a New Trend. Journal of Forestry 109.

Johnson, J.E., Rasamoelina, M.S., and R.B. Hull. (2010) Adoption of Woodland Management Practices by Private Forest Owners in Virginia. Forest Science. 56(5):444-452.

Hull, R.B. 2010. Valuing Urban Forests: Lessons to Learn from Hurricanes In K.G. Tidball and M Krasny (eds). Greening in the Red Zone: Disaster, Resilience, and Community GreeningSpringer. Chapter 19: 165-172.

Hull, R.B. 2009. Land Love. In Helen Bogsworth (editor) The Love. New Age Press. Pgs 21-25

Hull, R.B. 2008. Environmental Pluralism. In J. Baird. Callicott and Robert Frodeman (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. Macmillan Reference USA. Pgs. 384-387

Hull, R.B. 2008. Make carbon sequestration good for Virginia. Virginia Forests. Winter, pgs. 9-10.

Hull, R.B (2006). Rene Dubos, Friend of the Good Earth. Bioscience 56 (10): 852-853

Hull, R.B. (2006). Infinite Nature. University of Chicago Press.