Students

Camila Abe

PhD Student JDP

I'm interested in hydrology, and in the interactions between natural and human drivers on water availability and quality.

Jean Allen

PhD Student

4817 Ellison Hall
I'm interested in multidisciplinary approaches to remote sensing, especially fire, and helping people live safely and happily in a changing climate.

Sophia Arabadjis

MA/PhD Student

5723 Ellison Hall
Population health in geography, health and environmental exposures, wearable technology insights, applied statistics.

Ryoko Araki

PhD Student JDP

Hydrology, rainfall-runoff process, soil moisture dynamics, floods & droughts, land-use & climate change.

Ettore Asoni

PhD Student JDP

5815 Ellison Hall
Immigration detention in Europe and the United States.

Carlos Baez

PhD Student

5724 Ellison Hall
I develop spatiotemporal models for planning and managing urban systems.

Jiwon Baik

MA/PhD Student

5722 Ellison Hall
Operations research / spatial optimization, spatial modeling, GIS, machine learning and applied statistics.

Ian Baxter

PhD Student

4710 Ellison Hall
I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Gabrielle Benoit

MA/PhD Student

5714 Ellison Hall
Population Health and Environment, Health Geography, Demography, Biodemography.

Justin Bissell

PhD Student JDP

I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Ricky Brokaw

PhD Student IGPMS

5835 Ellison Hall
Investigating water mass sources and transport of materials to kelp forests.

Susan Burtner

PhD Student

5715 Ellison Hall
Natural language processing, spatial data science, network science, operations research / spatial optimization, computational social science.

Ling Cai

PhD Student

2610 Ellison Hall
Temporal Knowledge Graph, Urban Computing, Spatiotemporal Reasoning and Representation.

Ren Cao

PhD Student JDP

I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Luke Carberry

PhD Student IGPMS

5838 Ellison Hall
Phytoplankton biophysics across time and space scales.

Silvana Castillo Guerra

PhD Student

4815 Ellison Hall
My research focus is susceptibility to landslides triggered by rainfall in wildfire settings. Interested in climate change, landslide susceptibility and hazard, data analysis, remote sensing

Seonga Cho

PhD Student

5721 Ellison Hall
Geographic Information Science; Spatial Optimization; Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis; Urban Dynamics.

Merissa Coello

MA/PhD Student

4708 Ellison Hall
I study the mechanisms of the Santa Barbara County high-intensity Sundowner winds!

Donald Colley III

PhD Student JDP

I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Justin Cook

PhD Student

5723 Ellison Hall
I am currently researching patterns of human fertility change in the United States, as well as maternal and infant health markers related to economic, ethnic, and spatial factors.

Debsmita Das

PhD Student

4809 Ellison Hall
Sediment transport in river channels.

Kristofer Daum

MA/PhD Student

4817 Ellison Hall
In my research in the Trugman Lab at UCSB's Geography Department, I seek to explore the ways in which changing climatic baselines, evolving land use patterns, and altered disturbance regimes affect landscape resilience in complex coupled human-natural systems.

Angela Davies

MA/PhD Student

5714 Ellison Hall
Population health, social vulnerability to climate change, spatial access, and demography.

Marian De Orla-Barile

MA/PhD Student

4708 Ellison Hall
I am planning to study extratropical weather and cyclones as they relate to sea surface temperatures.

Michelle Dubreuil

PhD Student JDP

My research utilizes quantitative and qualitative data to analyze the lived experiences of new Haitian migrants between two very different migrant communities.

Vanessa Echeverri Figueroa

PhD Student

5716 Ellison Hall
Regional optimization models for identifying patches for wildfire treatment.

Nathalie Eegholm

PhD Student IGPMS

5843 Ellison Hall
I am studying giant kelp populations in the Santa Barbara Channel with a models and remote sensing data.

Crystal English

PhD Student JDP

Geospatial and temporal strategic risk assessment of crime.

Dami Oludamilola Eyelade

PhD Student

5704 Ellison Hall
I study the evolution of flood risks with increasing urbanization using methods from cartography and remote sensing.

Kristina Fauss

MA/PhD Student

5838 Ellison Hall
Wildfire Ecology and Management, Wildfire Spread and Fuels Matrix, Risk Analysis, Human Response to Disaster.

Dan Grafton

PhD Student JDP

Environmental geography, feminist glaciologies, Antarctica, GIS, and environmental philosophy.

Rachel Green

PhD Student

3611 Ellison Hall
My research focuses on understanding predictability of vegetation health across dryland ecosystems and how drought impacts agriculture, food security, and human displacement.

Evan Greenberg

PhD Student

4812 Ellison Hall
Fluvial geomorphology and sedimentology.

Madison Heffentrager

PhD Student

5833 Ellison Hall
Coastal Geomorphology, Sediment Movement within Beach and Dune Systems, Erosion, GIS, TLS

Thomas Hervey

PhD Student

3512 Phelps Hall
I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Chanwoo Jin

PhD Student JDP

GIS, Spatiotemporal Data Science, Human and urban dynamics, Machine learning & Deep learning.

Christopher Kibler

PhD Student

3611 Ellison Hall
My research combines remote sensing and field ecology to study how vegetation responds to disturbance and degradation at a landscape scale.

Dong-Hyun Kim

PhD Student JDP

Hydrologic modeling.

Ji Hyun Kim

PhD Student IGPMS

5840 Ellison Hall
I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Jeffrey Kirkby

PhD Student

5831 Ellison Hall
Culture and personality, place attachment, place-based identities.

Sasha Kramer

PhD Student IGPMS

5841 Ellison Hall
Phytoplankton community structure in the surface ocean using in-water measurements and satellite remote sensing.

Zhe Li

PhD Student IGPMS

4710 Ellison Hall
Research interests include large scale atmosphere - ocean interaction, polar climate variability, ocean heat content, and its interaction with biosphere.

Caitlyn Linehan

PhD Student

4806 Ellison Hall
My research utilizes spatial sciences to study walkability and green space access in urban areas, as well as equity of that access.

Yifei Liu

PhD Student

4835 Ellison Hall
My research focuses on the impact of human interference and land-use change on the movement behavior of tigers and leopards in Thailand, assisted with spatial data science and spatiotemporal modelling.

Zilong Liu

MA/PhD Student

4829 Ellison Hall
My research interest lies in geospatial semantics. I want to understand how people perceive the world from the perspective of geographic information science.

Andrew Loerch

PhD Student JDP

I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Nana Luo

PhD Student JDP

I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Elizabeth Mcbride

PhD Student

3625 Ellison Hall
I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Conor McMahon

PhD Student

3611 Ellison Hall
I apply remote sensing technologies (chiefly aerial LiDAR and multispectral satellite imagery) to surveys of vegetation.

Katie McMahon

MA/PhD Student

5817 Ellison Hall
Climate change, food & water security, social vulnerability, health & environment.

Chelsie McWhorter

PhD Student

5831 Ellison Hall
Cognitive & behavioral geography, firefighter navigation, fire service culture & training practices, the cultural landscape, health geography, geographic education.

Karly Miller

PhD Student IGPMS

I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Corrie Monteverde

PhD Student JDP

I study climate and atmospheric processes, focusing specifically on regional climate modeling, applied climatology, and climate change impacts.

Tessa Montini

PhD Student

4709 Ellison Hall
I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Bryn Morgan

PhD Student

5834 Ellison Hall
Bryn is a Ph.D. student in the Caylor Lab. Her research focuses on ecohydrological dynamics of dryland rivers, and UAV-based remote sensing.

Ye Mu

PhD Student

4707 Ellison Hall
I study the atmospheric systems and climatic modes on the variability of climate extremes. Research interests are climate extremes, precipitation, land-atmosphere feedbacks, hydrologic processes and geostatistical analysis.

Deanna Nash

PhD Student

4706 Ellison Hall
Exploring the impact of climate change on precipitation and lightning related to Atmospheric Rivers.

Evgeny Noi

PhD Student

5721 Ellison Hall
I am a quantitative geographer doing research on locational theory pertaining to urban environment.

Michael Nowicki

PhD Student IGPMS

5837 Ellison Hall
Inverse modeling using data assimilation methods for improving estimates of ocean carbon export and sequestration.

Samuel Orndorff

PhD Student JDP

I'm interested in different conceptions of the environment, specifically the tensions between environmental policy and Indigenous geographies. I also research how social movements assert land rights and environmental justice.

Derek Pagenkopp

MA/PhD Student

5807 Ellison Hall
I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Jaehee Park

PhD Student JDP

Big Data, Social media data analysis, Spatial social networks, and Place effects on health.

Amelia Pludow

PhD Student

5716 Ellison Hall
Demography of wildfire risk; location modeling, spatial analysis & optimization, GIScience.

Farrah Powell

PhD Student JDP

I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Sean Reid

MA/PhD Student

5712 Ellison Hall
My current research is focused on migration characteristics of men who have sex with men in the United States.

Elisa Romanelli

PhD Student IGPMS

5841 Ellison Hall
My work focuses on characterization of marine sinking particles and their role in biogeochemical cycles using a variety of tools including the marine snow catcher. Advisors: Uta Passow and David Siegel.

Trevor Romich

PhD Student

5807 Ellison Hall
I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

David Rother

PhD Student JDP
Teaching Associate

Wildfires and their effects on the land and ecological services; Applying satellite data to determine wildfire burn severity and post-fire vegetation recovery; Surface climate modeling.

Jacob Rowlett

PhD Student JDP

I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Clare Saiki

PhD Student

3611 Ellison Hall
Hyperspectral and LiDAR remote sensing applications for fire ecology to investigate the impact of heterogeneous fire fuel characterizations on consumption and source emissions estimates.

Hui Shi

PhD Student

3625D Ellison Hall
I study of the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Meilin Shi

MA/PhD Student

4829 Ellison Hall
Spatial Data Science, Location-based Social Media, Human Mobility.

Germán Silva

MA/PhD Student

5803 Ellison Hall
Wetland plants as indicators of ecosystem response to ecological change.

Jordan Snyder

PhD Student IGPMS

5829 Ellison Hall
Remote sensing-based flux measurements of terrestrial materials in the inner shelf. Method development to infer water movement throughout the water column using low-altitude aerial vehicles.

Ryan Solgi

MA/PhD Student

5704 Ellison Hall
Optimization and machine learning and its application in hydroinformatics.

Michaela Sten

PhD Student IGPMS

5843 Ellison Hall
Networking of open ocean phytoplankton communities.
Max works on societal risk to climate-sensitive hazards, specifically disparities in climate change impacts and adaptive capacity across the US.

Rongxiang Su

PhD Student

3625 Ellison Hall
My research is focused on understanding human mobility patterns, travel behavior, and urban dynamics using spatiotemporal analytics, statistical models, discrete choice modeling, and machine learning techniques.

William Turner

PhD Student

4707 Ellison Hall
William's interests encompass the use of remotely sensed climate data (precipitation and evapotranspiration) to monitor crop-water demands and drought-related food insecurity in rainfed agricultural areas, particularly in eastern and southern Africa.

Cecily Tye

PhD Student IGPMS

5838 Ellison Hall
I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Sigrid Van Den Abbeele

MA/PhD Student

5714 Ellison Hall
Population health, health geography, economic geography, demography.

David Vanderzee

PhD Student IGPMS

I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Kevin Varga

MA/PhD Student

4709 Ellison Hall
I currently map, model, and find ways to mitigate wildfire danger, including studying fire weather, behavior, and fuels.

Kelly Montesinos Velazquez

MA/PhD Student

5835 Ellison Hall
I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Zijian Wan

MA/PhD Student

4835 Ellison Hall
My research focuses on understanding movement behaviors of animals and humans, and their interactions with the environment, using machine learning/deep learning, spatial data science, and spatiotemporal modelling.

Vania Wang

PhD Student

5712 Ellison Hall
I’m interested in using spatial and computational tools to understand human movement and health.

Zhangyu Wang

PhD Student

4829 Ellison Hall
GIScience, Geospatial Analysis, Machine Learning/Deep Learning.

Em Waters

PhD Student

5833 Ellison Hall
Coastal morphology, Sea level rise related hazards, InSAR remote sensing, Tectonics and geodesy

Krista West

PhD Student JDP
Research Fellow

I use remote sensing technologies and imagery to learn more about landscapes at risk of wildland fire.

Emily Williams

PhD Student

4815 Ellison Hall
My research is on climate accountability, in which I bring together climate attribution research (specifically regarding drought), vulnerability assessments, and carbon accounting, all within the research program of climate justice.

Jingyi Xiao

PhD Student

3625 Ellison Hall
Travel Behavior, Transportation Modeling, GIScience, Geospatial Analysis.

Jian Xu

PhD Student JDP

I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Jing Xu

PhD Student

5722 Ellison Hall
Spatial optimization, location modeling, GIS, spatial analysis, machine learning and applied statistics.

Kana Yamamoto

PhD Student IGPMS

Ellison 5837
Synthesizing satellite ocean-color data, field measurements, and computer models to understand the biogeochemical cycle of CDOM.

Haiyun Ye

PhD Student

1717 Ellison Hall
I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Yanni Zhan

PhD Student

3611E Ellison Hall
I study the interaction between people and their environments, and analyze the spatial characteristics of all manner of cultural, economic, political, and physical processes and their relationships.

Huijie Zhang

PhD Student JDP

Remote sensing image processing and analysis, spatial data analysis.

Feifei Zhao

MA/PhD Student

4809 Ellison Hall
My research focuses primarily on fluvial geomorphology and how flood variability impacts river morphology and bar kinematics.

Enbo Zhou

PhD Student

4817 Ellison Hall
Geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI), big data analytics, remote sensing, and spatial optimization.