Jatnna Alvarez

Jatnna Alvarez

Major/Education Background:
Geosciences- atmospheric sciences track
Research Interests:

Since I am studying atmospheric science, I wanted to find a project which can connect the climate and agriculture. With the help of Dr. Robert Burgman, I formulated a project aimed at understanding the relationship between land use changes and climate. In this project I am using GIS (Geographical Information Systems) to create maps which will tell me information regarding changes in land to cropland and how that affects the climate in the area. It may affect it temporarily, permanently if large enough, or possibly not at all, it all depends on the original ecosystem or land type originally there and the type of cropland.