Gade, Daniel W. 1936-

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GADE, Daniel W. 1936-


Born September 28, 1936, in Niagara Falls, NY; son of Hugo W. and Evelyn (Jagow) Gade; married Mary Scott Killgore, August 28, 1965; children: Christopher Pierre. Education: Valparaiso University, B.A., 1959; University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, M.A., 1960; University of Wisconsin—Madison, M.S., 1961, Ph.D., 1967. Hobbies and other interests: Travel, hiking, reading.


Home—30 Harrington Terr., Burlington, VT 05401. E-mail—[email protected].


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, visiting instructor, 1965-66; University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, assistant professor, 1966-70, associate professor, 1970-79, professor of geography, 1979-99, professor emeritus, 1999—, chair of Latin American Studies Program, 1977-87, director of Overseas Study Program in Nice, France, 1979-80, university scholar for social sciences and humanities, 1998-99. University of Oregon, visiting associate professor, 1975; University of Pittsburgh, fellow at Center for Latin-American Studies, 1985; Cornell University, fellow at Latin American Studies Center, 1987; John Carter Brown Library, Providence, RI, fellow, 1988; guest speaker at other institutions. Cambridge History and Culture of Human Nutrition Project, member of board of editors, 1990-2000; Coordinadora de Investigación y Desarrollo de Camelidos Sudamericanos, Lima, Peru, member of board of advisors, 2001—; conducted field studies throughout Latin America and in Europe and Africa; consultant to Acorn Associates (television producers).


Association of American Geographers, American Geographical Society, Society for Ethnobiology, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (member of board of directors, 1985-88), Sociedad Geográfica de Lima (corresponding member), Societat Catalana de Geografia.


Grants from National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, 1963-64, and (for Spain), 1986, National Science Foundation, 1966, American Council of Learned Societies and Social Science Research Council, 1970, National Geographic Society, 1978, and Agency for International Development (for Bolivia), 1981; Fulbright awards for Madagascar, 1983, and for Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay, 1993; grant for Spain, United States-Spanish Joint Committee for Cultural and Education Cooperation, 1988-89; grant from Association of American Geographers, 1993; Preston E. James Eminent Latin Americanist Career Award, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, 1993; Camargo Foundation award for France, 2000.


Plants, Man, and the Land in the Vilcanota Valley of Peru, W. Junk B.V. Publishers (The Hague, Netherlands), 1975.

(Contributing editor) Handbook of Latin American Studies, Volume 49, Library of Congress (Washington, DC), 1987.

Madagascar=Madagasikara, McDonald & Woodward Publishing (Blacksburg, VA), 1996.

Nature and Culture in the Andes, University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI), 1999.

Contributor to books, including Applied Geography: Issues, Questions, and Concerns, edited by Martin S. Kenzer, Kluwer Academic Publishers (Boston, MA), 1989; Unruly Order: Violence, Power, and Identity in the High Provinces of Southern Peru, edited by Deborah A. Poole, Westview Press (Boulder, CO), 1994; Agriculture, Resource Exploitation, and Environmental Change, edited by Helen Wheatley, Ashgate Publishing (Brookfield, VT), 1997; The Cambridge World History of Food and Nutrition, edited by Kenneth H. Kiple and C. K. Ornelas-Kiple, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 2000; and Latin America in the Twenty-first Century: Challenges and Solutions, edited by Gregory Knapp, Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers (Austin, TX), 2002. Translator of journal articles and abstracts into English. Contributor of more than 100 articles and reviews to professional journals, including Journal of Historical Geography, Environmental Conservation, Human Ecology, Economic Botany, Professional Geographer, Geographical Review, and Explorers Journal. Vermont Geographer, editor, 1972, coeditor, 1975, joint editor, 1984; editor of special issue, Journal of Cultural Geography, 1987; member of editorial board, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 1993-96; member of executive committee, Espacio y desarrollo, 1994-99.


Research on "the intertwinings of nature and culture."


Daniel W. Gade told CA: "I write as a way of pursuing my multi-faceted curiosity about the world in space and time. First I break a subject into an intellectually manageable piece of knowledge. Then I create a file on it and add anything related to it from my reading and thinking over a period of years. A surge of questions occurs to me, and I then feel an inner compulsion to pursue the surge to its conclusion. Depending on the topic, this process of research may extend from several months to two years. Then I hone successive drafts. Only after I have completed the writing phase can I be sure of what I know about that piece of knowledge. At that point I begin to feel good about communicating it to a readership through the printed word.

"Inspiration for the subjects that have fascinated me comes from three sources: my broad reading in several disciplines, travel observations, and influences that stretch from childhood to exemplars of scholars I have known as a student or friend."



Geographical Journal, March, 2002, Andrew Millington, review of Nature and Culture in the Andes, p. 74.