Matthew Hamilton

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Position Title
Professor, Ohio State University


I'm a PhD candidate in the Ecology Graduate Group and an NSF IGERT Trainee. I'm interested in the role of collaborative institutions in promoting adaptive capacity in complex social-ecological systems. My main research project uses approaches from network science to evaluate patterns of interactions among organizations and institutions engaged in climate change adaptation policy-making in the Lake Victoria region.

I'm carrying out this work in collaboration with colleagues from Makerere University in Uganda, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology in Kenya, and the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. More on this project.

For my MSc (also from UC Davis, and also based out of the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior), I worked with technical specialists throughout Central America to develop a low-cost technique for gathering environmental and social data on water resources using high-resolution satellite imagery as base layers in participatory mapping exercises. Email: