Tom Evans

Professor, School of Geography and Development

Tom Evans is a professor in the School of Geography and Development at University of Arizona (USA). His work focuses on climate impacts and adaptation in smallholder agroecosystems and urban food systems in Sub-Saharan Africa. Recent projects have investigated the spatial and temporal characteristics of drought events in Zambia and Kenya and the mechanisms utilized by farmers in rainfed and irrigated systems to mitigate those impacts. This work involves investigation of household level decision-making dynamics, institutional analysis/environmental governance, and integration of social-environmental data. Newer work is investigating the teleconnections between rural food production and urban food security through analysis of urban food systems. 


  • University of North Carolina, 1998