Dr. Sandy Marquart-Pyatt and Graduate Student Riva Denny Recently Published Article

Congratulations to Dr. Sandy Marquart-Pyatt and graduate student Riva Denny for being published in the Journal of Sociology and Development and the ASA Journal!

The article is entitled Environmental and Sustainability in Africa. It can be read online here:

Abstract is as follows: 

Although sustainability-related efforts remain central to development, their accomplishment varies across places for a variety of reasons including climatic and geographic differences. This variability makes a regional focus important. In this paper, we investigate ecological footprints in both total and sub-footprint forms as measures of environmental sustainability over time in Africa. We examine economic, demographic, and ecological variables as key factors driving national-level environmental sustainability in Africa over nearly five decades. Our results reveal demographic attributes to be the primary but not the only forces affecting environmental sustainability. We situate our findings both in the context of prior studies and in relation to opportunities for further academic study.