My research focuses on better understanding the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on society and the environment and to derive actionable information to support adaptation strategies and ensure a resilient, equitable, sustainable and prosperous world. My Global Environmental Change Lab, where I mentor high school and undergraduate interns, graduate students and early career researchers, uses interdisciplinary approaches to examine the co-evolution of human and natural systems in the face of global environmental change. We explore the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on the land system and we examine the interactions among climate change, air quality and health. You can learn more about my mentoring philosophy that guide my research group.
Climate Change and Extreme Weather Impacts – My research explores the impacts of climate change and extreme weather to society and the environment with two major areas of focus: 1) the land system, including agriculture, forest productivity and health, wildfires, biogeochemical cycles, and biodiversity, and 2) the interaction among climate change, air quality and health. My objective is to identify and understand the role of specific physical drivers of impacts in order to provide key information to support adaptation strategies to limit the effect of climate change and weather extremes on various sectors of the economy and on ecosystems services.
Human and Earth systems interactions – My research explores novel methods to model the interactions between human and Earth systems, relying on a variety of modeling approaches, including process-based models, empirical/statistical data-driven models and integrated assessment models. Through a better understanding of the dynamics between human and Earth systems interactions, my research aims to define and evaluate climate adaptation strategies to better support decision making.
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