Kushank Bajaj

PhD Student

Institute for Environment, Resources and Sustainability

Faculty of Science

I am a geoscientist with expertise in the bidirectional relationship between water and agriculture at local and regional scales (understanding anthropogenic drivers of drought; hydrological linkages between different water resources using isotopes; water scarcity risk assessments; among others). My current research work with Dr. Navin Ramankutty focuses broadly on understanding the impact of various causes of crop losses like extreme events, pest and pathogens and climate change in an effort to increase resilience and adaptive capacity of farmers. I employ data and statistical learning methods on big satellite and secondary data using Python and Google Earth Engine.

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people.

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