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Associated Faculty

I work at the intersection of environmental economics and climate science. My research seeks to improve our understanding of the economic and social impacts of climate change and to better understand our ability to adapt to those impacts. To do this I combine econometric analysis, experimental approaches, climate model output, and economic modeling.

Postdoctoral Researchers

My research is centered around environmental outcomes and sustainable transportation with an emphasis on the policy implications of individual decision-making and social processes. As a postdoctoral researcher I study emerging on-demand and shared transportation services. These Innovative new services have the potential to significantly alter transportation accessibility and travel patterns; and may reduce or induce greenhouse gas emissions. My doctoral research  investigates the role of social networks and social influence in travel behavior. Social networks may be incorporated into programs aimed at increasing the use of sustainable transportation modes through processes such as information sharing, and the establishment of social norms. See the Social Networks and Travel Behavior project page for more details.

I am a post-doctoral fellow here at the Center for Environmental Policy and Behaviour. Our project seeks to elucidate how social networks influence the diffusion of local-level hydraulic fracturing policy innovations.

Graduate Students

I am a PhD candidate in Ecology, interested in using social network analysis to understand cooperation  and inform decision making about natural resource governance. I am currently studying how an internationl development intervention caused the inter-organizational stakeholder network involved in the spiny lobster fishery in Honduras to change over time.

My research involves extending and testing theories of political institutions and elite behavior to policy-making and policy adoption. I’m principally interested in explaining why and in what manner legislators and executives take initiative on policy problems concerning climate change, the environment, and service provision, as well as how their initiatives do or do not become policy. In most of my work, I exploit the timing and content of legislative activities (e.g., policy proposals, parliamentary questions, committee hearings), text as data, and spatial measures to carry out analyses. My research is cross-regional comparative, with a particular interest in Mediterranean climate zones. Alongside the explicit policy-oriented research, I also investigate the implicit side of policy inputs, including what determines characteristics of parties and party systems (e.g., the number of parties, party ideology) and how best to measure these characteristics. 

Amanda is a PhD candidate in the Geography Graduate Group, an NSF Graduate Research Fellow (2014-2019) and  NSF Climate Change, Water and Society IGERT (2013-2015) trainee. Her dissertation is focusing on identifying existing and future vulnerable areas to drought-related drinking water shortages and ways to build regional resilience to future droughts. Since April 2014, she has worked part-time in the Governor's Office of Planning and Research supporting the Drought Task Force's working group on small systems and emergency drinking water, and the state's database for reporting household water shortages. In 2015, also she started working with Dr. Julia Ekstrom at the UC Davis Policy Institute's Climate Adaptation Initiative to look at extreme event impacts on California's drinking water quality.

Madeline is a third year doctoral student in the Graduate Group in Ecology, focusing on human ecology and environmental policy. Before coming to UC Davis she worked at Resources for the Future, a Washington, DC-based think tank, on a multi-faceted project examining public perceptions and regulatory aspects of shale development. Her interests broadly center on human-environment interactions and how social networks shape those interactions, particularly in the context of environmental justice. At UC Davis her research focuses on community impacts of unconventional oil and gas development. She holds a dual degree in environmental studies and economics from Connecticut College. Madeline is an active participant in her community - she was the co-chair of the Ecology Graduate Student Association and she co-founded a new publication to increase the visibility of ecology students' research. She in an avid reader, thinker and adventurer who always looks forward to the next challenge.

I am a third year PhD Student in the Graduate Group in Ecology.  I am interested in studying social-ecological challenges and looking at the influence of networks and social learning on the decision-making processes and risk management behaviors in agroecological systems in California's Central Valley.  I am also broadly interested in how different agricultural systems globally are adapting to and building resilience within rapidly changing climates.  In this regard, I  worked as a research fellow with the California Department of Food and Agriculture to develop international partnerships and education and outreach materials on climate-smart agriculture practices and incentive programs, to assist growers and agricultural advisors in adapting to changing climates, resource availability, and policies in both California and abroad. Prior to coming to UC Davis, I received my bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis and worked with community development organizations on urban farming projects in St. Louis. 

Meghan is a 3rd Year PhD student in Geography. Her educational interests include water quality, climate change, and decision-making across spatial and temporal scales.

A Pennsylvania native, Meghan spent 10 years working in Washington, DC for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), focusing on the Clean Water Act Section 319 Nonpoint Source Program and the Drinking Water Operator Certification and Capacity Development Program. Meghan received her B.S. in Environmental Science from Dickinson College in 2006 and her M.S. in Environmental Planning and Management from Johns Hopkins University in 2013.

Current Projects:

1. California drinking water, drought, and climate adaptation

2. Moving beyond random acts of restoration to robust adaptive resilience: Lake Erie

You can find Meghan on Twitter (@rogue_PhD). Her personal website is klasicH2O.com.

I am a third year PhD student in Ecology, National Science Foundation (NSF GRFP) Fellow and Climate Change, Water and Society (CCWAS) NSF IGERT trainee at UC Davis. I am interested in understanding processes of decision making, participation and collaboration at various institutional levels, using groundwater governance in California as the 'vehicle' to analyze these processes.

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