RIT Professor Wins Prestigious Award from the Society for Range Management




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Rochester Institute of Technology professor Amit Batabyal, a resident of Brighton, N.Y., recently was recognized by the Society for Range Management for his contributions to the study of rangelands and their management at the societyís annual meeting February 12-17.

Batabyal was honored with an award for Outstanding Achievement for Research for his body of work, especially for his 2004 book, Stochastic Modeling in Range Management: Selected Essays.

Batabyal is the Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics at RIT. He studies the interdisciplinary field of ecological economics and its implications, and is the author of more than 300 publications, including the books, The Economics of International Environmental Agreements, The Economics of International Trade and the Environment, as well as Stochastic Modeling in Range Management: Selected Essays. Batabyalís fourth book, Stochastic Models of Decision Making in Arranged Marriages is due out in May by University Press of America.

Batabyal received his doctorate in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994, and his masterís in agricultural and applied economics from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He earned his bachelorís degree in agricultural economics with honors and distinction from Cornell University in 1987.

To speak to Amit Batabyal, contact Susan Gawlowicz at 585-475-5061 or smguns@rit.edu.