BA, Williams College, 1983; PhD, Clark University, 1990
Environmental change, hazards and resources, environmental history
Human geography, cities, climate-society relations, nature-society relations, environmental history, northeastern United States.
- Neo-Environmental Determinism: Geographical Critiques (with Dylan M.T. Guss '14) (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
- The Progressive Environmental Prometheans (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)
- "The Suburban Bias of American Society?" (with Jessica K. Graybill), Urban Geography 37 (2016), 863-882
- Americans and Their Weather: A History, updated edition (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2014).
- The Environmental Advantages of Cities: Countering Commonsense Antiurbanism (Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2013).
- “Burgess and Hoyt in Los Angeles: Testing the Chicago Models in an Automotive-Age American City” (with Christopher R. Esposito ’14), Urban Geography 36 (2015), 314-325.
- “Residential Patterns in the Pre-Automotive American City” (with Christopher R. Esposito ’14), Geographical Review 104 (2014), 346-60.
- “The Making and Unmaking of a Natural Resource: The Salt Industry of Coastal Southeastern Massachusetts,” Massachusetts Historical Review 15 (2013), 123-50.
- Meyer, W.B., “Hills as Resources and Resistances in Syracuse, New York,” Geographical Review 102 (2012), 1-16.
- “A City (Only Partly) on a Hill,” in Conrad E. Wright and Anthony Penna, eds., Remaking Boston: An Environmental History of the City and Its Surroundings (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009).
- “Boston’s Weather and Climate Histories,” in Conrad E. Wright and Anthony Penna, eds., Remaking Boston: An Environmental History of the City and Its Surroundings (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009).
Associate, Belfer Center, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 1997-2003; Research Associate, Clark University 1987-1996