Environment and Society
PhD, Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1975
MA, Anthropology, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1973
BA, Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, 1972
Sustainability with an emphasis on energy and innovation
Dr. Tainter's research is on sustainability, with emphases on energy and innovation. He has also conducted research on land-use conflict and human responses to climate change. Dr. Tainter has appeared in documentary films and television programs, in print media, and in radio programs. He appeared in the film The 11th Hour, produced by Leonardo diCaprio.