David Plane

Professor Emeritus

My research focuses on population geography and regional science, U.S. migration and settlement patterns, the role of the life course in affecting mobility, and methods for modeling activity patterns and temporal change in spatial interaction systems.  I have served as President and Chair of the North American Regional Science Council; President of the Association of Pacific Coast Geographers; President of the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organization and President of the Association of American Geographers Population Specialty Group; Editor-in-Chief of Papers in Regional Science and Co-Managing Editor of the Journal of Regional Science; as well as numerous panels and committees for the National Science Foundation, the National Academies, and the U.S. Census Bureau.  I am a Fellow of the Regional Science Association and of the Western Regional Science Association and a 2014 recipient of the AAG's Population Specialty Group's Lifetime Achievement Award.