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Wayne Loel Professor of Earth Sciences, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsRock physics, tectonophysics, fossil energy exploration, earthquake archaeology
Ph.D. Student in Environment and Resources
BioFridah Nyakundi is an E-IPER PhD student whose broad research interests include productive water use, intensification of smallholder farms, land-use change and food security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Fridah graduated with a bachelor in economics and statistics (2014) and a masters of arts in economics (2016), both from the University of Nairobi. Her thesis focused on sustainably optimizing extractive forests in Kenya by calculating the optimal rotation period of three tree species that are the most harvested in Kenya.
Before her PhD program, Fridah worked as a Senior Research Associate with the International Center For Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) within the Africa region.