Global Food and Natural Resources


Priority Research Topics

Research Methods

  • Design and implementation of long-term scenario analyses
  • Spatial characterization of socio-economic drivers of change, production and consumption, natural resource availability, and human vulnerability
  • Combine economic & biophysically-based models of production, resource allocation and land use to better understand future constraints to growth and important tradeoffs between food provision, environmental quality and human well-being:
  • Agronomic crop growth simulation models (i.e. DSSAT, ORYZA, APSIMWOFOST)
  • High-resolution global models of hydrologic flow
  • Spatially-explicit models of agricultural and non-agricultural land use
  • Quantitative evaluation tools and models: