Participant Info

First Name
Lisa M.
Last Name
Boise State University
Website URL
Environment, War, Korea, United States, Global
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Personal Info

About Me

I am an environmental historian of war. My work examines the ways in which environmental factors play into military conflict in the global context, with particular focus on the modern period. My current project is an environmental history of conflict on the Korean Peninsula in the twentieth century.

I am also Editor-in-Chief of Environmental History, a scholarly journal published by Oxford University Press.

Recent Publications

“Sowing War, Reaping Peace: UN Resource Development Programs in the Republic of Korea, 1950-1953” Journal of Asian Studies (April 2018).

“Nature as Material Culture: Antietam National Battlefield” with Timothy Silver for War Matters: Essays on the Material Culture of the American Civil War, ed. Joan Cashin (University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming 2018).

“Korea’s Green Ribbon of Hope: History, Ecology, and Activism in the DMZ,” Solutions (2012).

War upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes during the American Civil War(University of Georgia Press, 2012).


Media Coverage
"Lectures in History: Battling Nature in Korea and Vietnam," CSPAN-3 (
Country Focus
United States, Korea
Expertise by Geography
Korea, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Environment, Military