Her dissertation examined the effects of climate change on the wellbeing of populations (e.g. effects of extreme heat and crop failure on suicide rates in India), and the extent to which they are able to use resources (e.g. groundwater) to adapt to those changes (sometimes adaptation gaps remain).
We are psyched that Julia Longmate will hanging around Berkeley to pursue her doctoral studies in the Energy Resources Group this coming Fall!
Julia has been a central team member on the Quantitative Sustainable Development Project, developing new methods to measure soil and topography value with econometrics, designing systems for identifying water pollution sources, and modeling nasty smells… We won’t miss Julia as much as Sandy, since we are confident she will come by to visit for the free snacks:) But we are still excited to see what comes next for Julia!
We are very excited for Sandy Sum who will be heading to UC Santa Barbara’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management in the Fall to pursue her doctoral studies!
Sandy has been a core team member on the Quantitative Sustainable Development Project for three years, developing new methods of valuing natural capital, modeling pasture growth econometrically, and developing new approaches for contingent valuation using revealed preferences, among many other things. We will miss her, but are very excited for her next big step!