Milan Shrestha, PhD

Teaching Professor & Senior Global Futures Scientist

Arizona State University, Tempe

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I am a broadly trained environmental anthropologist and sustainability scientist with background in agricultural systems, geospatial analysis, and international development. My research interests have focused on the socio-cultural dimensions of land-agriculture-food systems, glaciers and disaster risks, common pool resources and other sustainability challenges. I use a transdisciplinary approach that integrates geospatial analysis and visualization techniques with socio-economic data to reveal complex patterns of environmental change such as, land cover change, agricultural transitions, landscape fragmentation, and urban growth. My current research deals with the climate-water-agriculture nexus, particularly how people respond to climate change, glacial flood hazards and disaster risks, and how their socio-cultural, economic and institutional factors influence their social adaptation strategies.