Elisabeth is investigating how estimates of the probability of conflict may be altered under future climate change scenarios. Presently, she is developing a dataset of climate variables and relationships to economic growth and human health that can be integrated into the model developed by the Conflict Prediction research group.
In 2002-2003, she worked at PRIO as part of the Governance of Natural Resource project. She collected data on the geographic location and physical characteristics of diamond resources and helped analyze the spatial relationship between these resources and conflict.
PhD in Engineering and Public Policy/Chemical Engineering (dual degree), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (2009)
MASc in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada (2002)
BASc in Chemical and Engineering Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada (2000)
2011 - present: Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
2010 - 2011: AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Climate Science and Impacts Branch, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC
2009 - 2010: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Climate Decision Making Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
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