Martin J. Pasqualetti
Martin J. "Mike" Pasqualetti is a professor of geography in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He is also a member of the graduate faculty on Global Technology and Development at ASU Polytechnic, and a Senior Sustainability Scholar the Global Institute of Sustainability. He pioneered the study of "Energy Landscapes," which interprets the role of human energy demand in reshaping natural landscapes.
Pasqualetti received his B.A. in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley; his M.A. in Geography and Anthropology from LSU in Baton Rouge, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside.
He was appointed twice by two different Arizona governors as chair of the Arizona Solar Energy Advisory Council. He is regarded as an expert on renewable energy and energy ties between the United States and Mexico. He was an appointed member of the Arizona Board of Geographic and Historic Names, leading the successful effort to change the name of a Phoenix landmark from Squaw Peak to Piestewa Peak in honor of Lori Piestewa, the first Native American women to be killed in action.
Dr. Pasqualetti has published books on wind power, nuclear power plant decommissioning, nuclear energy hazards, landscape development, and 75 articles on energy and other topics, including solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, nuclear energy, oil sands, energy security, and energy landscapes. The following is a selection of his published work:
- Nuclear Power: Assessing and Managing Hazardous Technology, editor and contributor(with K. David Pijawka) and contibutor. Westview Press. 1984
- Nuclear Decommissioning and Society, editor and contributor. Routledge Press. 1990.
- The Evolving Landscape: Homer Aschmann's Geography, editor and contributor. Johns Hopkins University Press. 1997
- Wind Power in View: Landscapes of Power in a Crowded World, editor and contributor (with Paul Gipe and Robert Righter). Academic Press. 2002
- Arizona State University - School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning: Pasqualetti (Accessed Dec 2011)
- Arizona State University -Global Institute of Sustainability: Pasqualetti (Accessed Dec 2011)
- "Solar subdivision is a 1st", Arizona Business Gazette, August 28, 2003
- ASU biographical page
- "Firms rush to stake claims in Mexico's isthmus", Arizona Republic, June 24, 2009
- "As Host of Climate Talks, Mexico Faces Domestic Energy Paradox", Reuters, November 4, 2010
- Wendy C. Kelleher, 2004, A Contemporary Public Naming Controversy in Phoenix, Arizona: The Changing Social Perspectives on Landmark Nomenclature. Names 52:2 (June 2004): 21-47
- Sluyter, A. (1998). The Evolving Landscape: Homer Aschmann's Geography, edited by Martin J. Pasqualetti. Hispanic American Historical Review, 78, 3, 49
- Starrs, P. F. (1996). The Evolving Landscape: Homer Aschmann's Geography. Edited by Martin J. Pasqualetti. Geographical Review New York-, 86, 3, 482-485.
- Mikeseli, M. W. (1998). Pasqualetti, Martin J., ed., The Evolving Landscape: Homer Aschmann's Geography. Annals- Association of American Geographers, 88, 1, 167-168.
- Weeks, J. (2003). Reviews - Wind Power in View. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 59, 1, 67.
- Peace Research Abstracts (2004). a review of Wind power in view: energy landscapes in a crowded world. , 41, 3.)
- Nielsen, K. H.,(2002). Review of Wind Power in View: Energy Landscapes in a Crowded World. Technology and Culture, 43, 4, 825-826.
- `Wind Power in View - energy landscapes in a crowded world' by Martin J. Pasqualetti, Paul Gipe and Robert W. Richter (Eds), Academic Press. (2002). Wind Engineering, 26, 425-426.
- Okey, B. (2005). Wind Power in View: Energy Landscapes in a Crowded World Martin J. Pasqualetti, Paul Gipe and Robert W. Righter. Pennsylvania Geographer, 43, 2, 124-126.
- Solomon, B. D. (2003). Martin J. Pasqualetti, Paul Gipe, and Robert W. Righter, eds. Wind Power in View: Energy Landscapes in a Crowded World. Professional Geographer, 55, 111.