Jennifer Burney

Associate Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy University of California, San Diego (GPS)
Policy Design and Evaluation Laboratory (PDEL)
Center for Energy Research (CER)
Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA)
National Geographic Explorers (NGS


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My research group quantifies the relationships between energy, water, and food and nutrition security, the environmental impacts of food production and consumption, and climate impacts on agriculture and land use. We are particularly interested in the science, technology, and policy of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs), and the role that these compounds play in climate, food security, and human health. We use methods from physics, ecology, statistics, remote sensing, economics, and policy and work with data, in the field, and in the lab to find points of convergence between climate and development objectives. We draw students from across UC San Diego, including the Jacobs School of Engineering, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the Divisions of Biological and Physical Sciences, and the School of Global Policy and Strategy.