Laura Schmitt Olabisi

Laura Schmitt Olabisi

schmi420@msu.edu
Telephone: (517) 432-4128

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Security Policy

Associate Professor

138 Natural Resources

About me:

Welcome to my webpage! I am a participatory modeler exploring the sustainability of complex systems with human and environmental components. I work directly with stakeholders, using participatory model-building techniques to foster adaptive learning about the dynamics of coupled human-natural systems, and to integrate stakeholder knowledge with academic knowledge. The models I build incorporate feedback and non-linear dynamics, and typically include biophysical, social, and human behavioral components. My work therefore addresses the complexity, interdisciplinarity, and engagement aspects of sustainability research. I work predominantly around problems related to agriculture, climate change, and food security, but the modeling tools I use may be applied in a wide range of contexts. My past and present research has addressed soil erosion, population growth, greenhouse gas emissions, water sustainability, energy use, deforestation, adoption of organic/sustainable agricultural techniques, and human health. 

Here is my C.V. and Google Scholar page and my website.

 

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