Researchers and Visitors
VISITING GRADUATE RESEARCHERS
Fulbright Graduate Student Grantee 2022-2023
M.Sc. Res. 2023, Urban and Economic Geography, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; B.Sc. (Hons) 2021, Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Field of research: As a Fulbright Graduate Student Grantee from the Netherlands I work with prof. David Rigby. I am currently working towards obtaining a research master’s degree in Urban and Economic Geography at Utrecht University (the Netherlands). The study of (evolutionary) economic geography, industrial regions, and green technologies are among my primary interests. Furthermore, my research interests extend to quantitative methods, from linear regression modeling to exploratory factor analysis. As a UCLA Visiting Graduate Researcher, I have the opportunity to work with prof. David Rigby on environment-related patents and green technology innovation for my research master’s thesis.
POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARS AND RESEARCHERS
Ph.D. 2021, Marine Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB); M.Sc. 2015, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia (UVa); B.Sc. 2012, Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia (UVa)
Field of research: I am an NSF-OCE Postdoctoral Research Fellow working with Professor Kyle Cavanaugh. My research aims to better understand the structure and functioning of coastal ecosystems. I will use remote sensing (UAVs), field surveys, and manipulative experiments to increase our understanding of the role of connectivity between coastal ecosystems. My research is primarily conducted in kelp forest and sandy beach ecosystems.
Ph.D. 2020, Ocean Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC); B.Sc 2012, Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Field of Research: I am a NASA Floating Forests Postdoctoral Scholar working with Professor Kyle Cavanaugh. I study drivers of ecological change in coastal ecosystems, with a focus on kelp forest ecosystems. I incorporate technology development into my research in order to improve capabilities for monitoring coastal ecosystems, including advancing methods for automating satellite image processing and analysis, generating simpler radiometric approaches for sensing applications to drones or floats, and developing geostationary satellite oceanography capabilities for resolving sub-daily processes in coastal ocean waters.
Ph.D. is from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India.
Field of research: Climate modeling; Atmosphere-Land Interaction; Extreme Events (Drought, Heat waves…); Climate variability and Change.
Ph.D. 2013, Forestry, University of Missouri Columbia; M.A. 2007, Geography, University of Missouri Columbia
Field of research: I am currently working on a NASA funded project that involves the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to develop a web-based tool that fuses existing Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) data with NASA Earth-observing satellite data to produce spatial and temporal extrapolations of AIM variables.