Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
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Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science, admitted Spring 2021
BioI am exploring the relationship between housing quality and climate vulnerability, along with associated risk perceptions and protective behaviors. I approach this problem by blending theory and practice from the social sciences—through qualitative interview methods and quantitative survey methods—and computer sciences—through satellite image analysis using machine learning—with community engagement and knowledge from the natural sciences and civil engineering. I focus on the San Francisco Bay Area, and am involved with the Stanford Future Bay Initiative (SFBI).
I hold an M.S. in Geophysics (Stanford, 2020) and an M.Eng. in Civil Engineering (UCL, 2016). Before coming to Stanford and being introduced to community engaged research, my research interests were focused on Earth observation technologies and their use for improving life on Earth, and I worked on this at various organizations around the world.
Clifford G. Morrison Professor of Population and Resource Studies, Professor of Earth System Science, Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Professor, by courtesy, of Biology
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsVitousek's research interests include: evaluating the global cycles of nitrogen and phosphorus, and how they are altered by human activity; understanding how the interaction of land and culture contributed to the sustainability of Hawaiian (and other Pacific) agriculture and society before European contact; and working to make fertilizer applications more efficient and less environmentally damaging (especially in rapidly growing economies)
Marius von Essen
Ph.D. Student in Earth System Science, admitted Autumn 2018
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsEnvironmental governance of land use in the tropics with a focus on jurisdictional approaches to sustainable resource use.