Greg Husak is the Principal Investigator for the Climate Hazards Center and has been part of that research group since its inception in 2003. He received a BS in Environmental Studies, before getting his MA and Ph.D. in Geography from UCSB.
Dr. Husak's research interests focus on the monitoring and anticipating of food insecurity in developing countries. This work includes statistical analysis of precipitation, normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI), outputs from hydrologic models, and water balance crop models. Relating these variables to reported crop statistics or indicators of food insecurity can help assess the shortfalls in food needs that specific areas may face. He is also interested in the statistical reformulation of precipitation forecasts, using Sea Surface Temperatures to forecast some of these indicators at long-lead times, and developing tools for decision-makers to understand the conditions facing them.