Research areas:

  • history of tropical agriculture, especially export commodities.
  • botany, agriculture, and nation-building in the Greater Caribbean
  • environmental history of tropical crops — especially to a series of catastrophic plant diseases that afflicted almost every major tropical crop, starting in the mid-nineteenth century
  • the coffee leaf rust
  • global history
  • commodity history
  • the history of science
  • technology
  • medicine
  • disease and history
  • the history of natural disasters
  • Latin American history
University of Guelph Faculty