Geographer, geoscientist, and geovisualizer—my passions are geographic science and cartographic art.
PhD, Geography—Michigan State University, Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences
BA, Geography—University of Texas at Austin, Department of Geography and the Environment
Research addresses the intersection of environmental niche and agricultural system decisions, transforming empirical data into actionable knowledge through maps and spatial analysis. My current research goals are to elucidate crop suitability across space and time scales and evaluate the scalability of sustainable agricultural solutions and precision agriculture. Research foci:
• Characterizing global agricultural lands
• Identifying the geographic scaling potential of sustainable agriculture technologies
• Leveraging remote sensing information for precision agriculture across spatial scales
Much of my research centers on Malawi and Sub-Saharan Africa; however, the methodologies I devised have been adapted into generalizable, multi-scalar models that provide support across geographies and crops.
My maps are featured in: Nature Plants • Annals of the American Association of Geographers • The Professional Geographer • IEEE • Environmental Research ...and more!
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I'm also a musician and former professional bassist from Austin—here's some of my music on SoundCloud:
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