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Myron Gutmann

Professor, Department of History, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Off-Campus Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Ph.D., Princeton University

Dr. Gutmann specializes in historical demography and population-environment relationships, with a focus on Europe and the Americas during the past four centuries. His current research focuses on the relationship between population and environment in the Great Plains of the U.S., and on the history of the U.S. Hispanic population.

Select Publications


Gutmann, Myron, G.D. Deane, Kenneth M. Sylvester, and E.R. Merchant. 2011. Navigating Time and Space in Population Studies. New York : Springer. Abstract.

Gutmann, Myron, and Paul Stern. 2007. Putting People on the Map: Protecting Confidentiality with Linked Social-Spatial Data. Washington DC : National Academy Press. Abstract.

Benedict, Philip, and Myron Gutmann. 2005. Early modern Europe : from crisis to stability. Newark: University of Delaware Press.

Journal Articles

Gutmann, Myron, Daniel G. Brown, Angela R. Cunningham, James Dykes, Susan Hautaniemi Leonard, Jani Little, Jeremy Mikecz, Paul W. Rhode, Seth Spielman, and Kenneth M. Sylvester. 2016. "Migration in the 1930s: Beyond the Dust Bowl." Social Science History, 40(4): 707-740. DOI. Abstract.

Sylvester, Kenneth M., Myron Gutmann, and Daniel G. Brown. 2016. "At the margins: agriculture, subsidies and the shifting fate of North America's native grassland." Population and Environment, 37(3): 362-390. DOI. Abstract.

Parton, W.J., Myron Gutmann, Emily Merchant, M.D. Hartman, P.R. Adler, F.M. McNeal, and S.M. Lutz. 2015. "Measuring and mitigating agricultural greenhouse gas production in the US Great Plains, 1870-2000." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(34): E4681-E4688. PMCID: PMC4553787. DOI. Abstract.

Gutmann, Myron, S. Pullum-Pinon, Kristine M. Witkowski, G. Deane, and Emily Merchant. 2012. "Land Use and Family Formation in the Settlement of the US Great Plains." Social Science History, 36(3): 279-310. PMCID: PMC3952274. DOI. Abstract.

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