Frank Davenport is a research scientist within the UCSB Climate Hazards Center. He spends a lot of time exploring how to forecast food security inputs and outcomes and then makes that information accessible to the famine response community. Frank also has a strong interest in spatial-time series analysis and, more recently, machine learning. In his previous life, Frank spent about 5 years as a GIS Analyst and strategic planner, implementing enterprise GIS and decision support systems for environmental agencies in California, Panama, and the United Arab Emirates. You can find his personal website here and his CV here (updated every 6 months or so).
Davenport, F., Dorélien, A., & Grace, K. (2020). [All authors contributed equally] “Investigating the linkages between pregnancy outcomes and climate in sub-Saharan Africa.” Population and Environment. doi: 10.1007/s11111-020-00342
Davenport, F. M., Harrison, L., Shukla, S., Husak, G., Funk, C., & McNally, A. (2019). “Using out-of-sample yield forecast experiments to evaluate which earth observation products best indicate end of season maize yields.” Environmental Research Letters, 14(12), 124095. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab5ccd
Davenport, F., C. Funk and G. Galu (2018). "How will East African maize yields respond to climate change and can agricultural development mitigate this response?" Climatic Change 147(3-4): 491-506.
Davenport, F., K. Grace, C. Funk and S. Shukla (2017). Child Health Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparison of Changes in Climate and Socio-economic Factors. Global Environmental Change 46: 72-87.
Davenport, F., D. G. Steigerwald and S. H. Sweeney (2016). Open Trade, Price Supports, and Regional Price Behavior in Mexican Maize Markets. Economic Geography 92(2): 201-225.
Davenport, F. (2017). Estimating Standard Errors In Spatial Panel Models with Time Varying Spatial Correlation. Papers in Regional Science 96: S155-S177
Grace, K.; F. Davenport; H. Hanson; C. Funk; and S. Shukla. (2015). Linking climate change and health outcomes: Examining the relationship between temperature, precipitation and birth weight in Africa. Global Environmental Change 35:125-137
Davenport, F. and C. Funk. 2015. Using time series structural characteristics to analyze grain prices in food insecure countries. Food Security 7:1055-1070.