Garrett is interested in better understanding connections between environmental variability (and change) and human security. In particular, he works to explore relationships between climate variability and violent conflict, and hopes to better identify some of the mechanisms that may link these phenomena.
Christa's research interests are in forest management and conservation in sub saharan Africa and the Peruvian Amazon.
Serves as the chief academic staff officer and ensures effective management of the program.
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|Elinor Benami||Examining how public and private governance influence agricultural email@example.com|
Laura studies how land-use changes facilitate interactions between people and wildlife affecting infectious disease emergence. She currently focuses on the spatial dispersion and transmission of zoonotic and vector-borne diseases along and between human and non-human primate networks.
Nina’s research interests focus on environmental health problems in developing countries. She is interested in understanding adoption of environmental health interventions and designing and implementing rigorous impact evaluations of those interventions.
Jeremy is studying the environmental, geopolitical, and economic aspects of energy development and policy, with a particular focus on China and India.
|Joann de Zegher||
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Rachel studies ecosystem resilience to gold mining and agriculture in the Peruvian Amazon. www.rachelengstrand.com
|David J.X. Gonzalez||
David studies population health sciences, with a focus on environmental epidemiology and global health. His research examines the impacts of extractive industries, such as drilling and mining, on children's and indigenous health in the U.S. an Latin America.
|Kristen Marie Green||
Kristen's research interests are sustainable marine resource planning for Alaskan communities. She seeks to understand how communities that are highly dependent on coastal resources will adapt and maintain resiliency in the face of climate change.
Emily studies energy fuel cycles, focusing on integrating knowledge about various environmental and social impacts of fuel extraction, use, and disposal to aid decision makers at a local level using life cycle assessment, textual analysis, surveys, and multicriteria decision analysis.
Michael hopes to identify how ecosystem services and environmental health indicators are affected by sanitation infrastructure in development scenarios as a way to push the focus beyond that of household-level sanitation.
Miyuki studies climate change risks and adaptation decisions, with a particular focus on the socioeconomic drivers of transformational adaptation.
Hajin's research focuses on international trade and the environment.
Anna's research interests are how people learn about and make decisions related to food and waste.
Staci is interested in the impacts of land-use change on coral reef ecosystem services, and the transformation of governance regimes towards adaptive management of marine and coastal resources. Her work is based in the Republic of Palau, an island nation in Micronesia, where she is studying the emergence of watershed management and the sedimentation impacts on coral reefs in two watershed systems that have experienced modern increase in land development.
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Andrea's research interests are in the ecology and epidemiology of infectious disease. Her work focuses particularly on the social and environmental determinants of schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease that infects humans through direct contact with freshwater.
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My research concerns how environmental issues and efforts to promote economic development intersect in agricultural systems. Active projects include: (i) analyzing the patterns in and dynamics of agricultural TFP in 6 countries in SSA, (ii) investigating how access to informal financial services affects investment and productivity in the Ghanaian palm oil industry, and (iii) quantifying how changes weather risk induced by climate change have impacted economic outcomes in the agricultural sector.
Rebecca studies how different levels of government interact and influence the development of local climate change adaptation plans. Her work focuses particularly on wildfire management in California.
Becky is interested in the human dimensions of biodiversity conservation and invasive species management. Her dissertation research focuses on how to motivate diverse private landowners to engage in invasive species control efforts to achieve landscape-scale conservation benefits.
Chikara studies the distributional impacts of climate and clean energy policies. In particular, he is interested in using insights from labor economics to to study the impact of such policies on low-income households, both using econometric techniques as well as simulation using energy–economy models.
|Ann Marie Pettigrew||
Manages all aspects of the PhD program from admissions through Commencement
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Nathan studies clean energy and energy access issues in developing economies. Specifically, his research covers the intersection of the economics, business and system design elements, as well as the environmental impacts of energy development.
Sudatta studies the impacts that different energy systems have on resources and food security. Her work aims to inform developing country policymakers in their decisions on providing access to energy.
Manages the Joint MS program and leads the Capstone seminar.
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Francisca studies social ecological systems of coastal regions, with a focus on current and historical trends in conservation, governance and resource use in the Gulf of Mexico.
Samy researches how to estimate public opinion at state and local levels, so that public opinion data is more relevant for policymakers. She also studies how people form their attitudes toward climate change and how those attitudes shape behavior.
Allison's research interests include the geochemistry of heavy metal fate and transport, as well as the public health impacts of exposure to inorganic contaminants in soil, surface water, and groundwater.
Lin studies approaches to evaluating, communicating, and mitigating the life cycle environmental impacts of Information and Communication Technology products, focusing on supply chains.
Shannon studies artisanal fishing communities in small island nations in South East Asia and Oceania and how they are affected by tourism, marine protected areas, conflict, social learning networks, and governance structures. She is also interested in developing new qualitative methods of research using film and photography.
Tannis examines food retailers and manufacturers' role in improving social and environmental outcomes in their agricultural supply chains.
Jose Urteaga research centers on the governance and sustainable management of marine natural resources in developing countries. Particularly he is interested in understanding how social and institutional arrangements interact to manage diverse habitats and species and how these arrangements are affected by contextual and historical factors. Currently, he is focusing on sea turtle conservation in Nicaragua and El Salvador.
Jennifer's research interests address human behaviour change in the context of climate change, with the ultimate aim of shifting normative practices and paradigms within public policy, business, and individual behaviour to effectively account for the impacts and risks of climate change and environmental sustainability.
Philip studies legal and water supply planning strategies that use water markets to help communities and ecosystems adapt to drought and climate change.