Tom Evans
Tom Evans
Professor, School of Geography and Development
(520) 626-5166
University of North Carolina, 1998

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. 

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
Adaptation
Agriculture
Arid lands
Climate assessment
Climate variability
Decision support
Development
Drought
Dynamics
Floods
GIS
Geography
Global warming
Human dimensions
Impacts
International
Land use
Meteorology
Mitigation
Modeling and simulation
Natural resource management
Remote sensing
Scenario planning
Stakeholder engagement
Supply chain impacts
Urban planning
Water resources
Food Systems and Security
Agrarian societies
Agriculture
Biogeochemical processes
Deforestation
Drought
Food policy
Food safety
Food security
Geography
International development
Pest management
Plant science
Governance, Law, and Policy
Agriculture
Climate change impacts
Decision making
Energy conservation
Energy policy
Food policy
GIS
Governance
Institutional analysis
Land use change
Natural resource management
Political ecology
Urban development
Water resource management
Water rights
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing
Algorithm development
Data analysis
Data cleaning and information extraction
Data management
Data mining
Data visualization
Data-fusion technology
Database systems
Decision support
Dynamical systems theory
GIS
Geography
Informatics
Information theory
Mapping
Mathematical and system dynamics modeling
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
GIS
Land use change
Urban Environment
Agriculture
Climate change impacts
Decision making
GIS
Geography
Land use change
Urban development
Urban infrastructure
Urban planning
Water
Agriculture
Climate change impacts
Ecohydrology
Hydrology
Modeling and simulation
Remote sensing
Urban development
Water conflicts
Water law and policy
Water resource management
Water-energy nexus
Watershed hydrology
Watershed management

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