S. Lucille Blakeley
Associate Research Scientist
Their research is focused on the Global South and examines how climate change and variability impact human and natural systems across a range of spatiotemporal scales. Specifically, her research identifies factors that improve food security and livelihoods when farmers in developing countries encounter climate and weather shocks. Given the complex interactions between food security and meteorological, economic, and social drivers, they employ a blend of quantitative approaches including spatial statistics, gendered frameworks, remote sensing, economic theory, natural hazards, demography, and meteorological and climate data. The goal of their research program is to influence how policies and interventions are constructed through collaborative co-design of projects with local researchers and end-users, with an eye towards leveraging earth observations so that vulnerable populations can maximize their potential for food security.