Larry Gorenflo is a professor of Landscape Architecture, Geography, African Studies, and Anthropology at Penn State University. He serves as the faculty-in-charge of the Environmental Inquiry Minor and Director of the Latin American Studies Program. Dr. Gorenflo conducts research that seeks opportunities for integrative conservation strategies, based primarily on inquiries that examine the co-occurrence of important linguistic or cultural conservation in areas containing key biodiversity. He seeks to address the concern that as we continue into the 21st century, our planet is losing its natural and cultural heritage at rates virtually unknown in its past. His work explicitly explores the challenge of creating spaces to conserve nature and culture through examining apparent links between cultural and biological diversity in places that claim high levels of both. Dr. Gorenflo also explores human ecology, both in modern settings and in the past, both to understand the role of our species in biodiversity conservation and also to understand the impacts of human activities on natural resources.