I am a geographer, geoscientist, and geovisualizer—currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences and graduate research assistant at the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations at Michigan State University. My passions are geographic science and cartographic art.
My 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. My future plans are to extend my environmental niche research to include wildlife conservation. Dissertation research foci:
• Locating global marginal agricultural lands
• Identifying the geographic scaling potential of sustainable agriculture technologies
• Leveraging remote sensing information for precision agriculture across space and time 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 • 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: