Profiles in "Agriculture" Expertise Area

  • Gaxiola studies the physiological mechanisms by which plants regulate root activity and nutrient uptake. His work may be used to engineer crops that could help secure future food supplies.
  • Arianne Cease, associate professor and Director of the Global Locust Initiative, uses transdisciplinary approaches to study how human-plant-insect interactions affect agroecosystem and locust management sustainability.
  • Caseldine is the Curator of Collections for the Center for Archaeology and Society Repository in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change.
  • Morehart is an environmental anthropologist, an ethnobotanist/paleoethnobotanist, an archaeologist, and a Latin Americanist.
  • Estève Giraud oversees all research projects at the Swette Center relating to organic and urban agriculture, policy interventions, food security, food sovereignty and food systems resilience.
  • Muenich is a watershed modeler focused on surface hydrology and water quality, especially in agricultural ecosystems. She focuses on evaluating the impact of land management decisions within the food-energy-water nexus.
  • Co-director position with the ASU SolarSPELL Initiative leading staffing, engineering, library development, and computer engineering aspects of the project.
  • Das, a computer scientist, holds the Alberto Enrique Behar Research Professorship, with expertise in robotic monitoring, machine learning, autonomous systems, and unpiloted vehicles. He is also a core faculty at ASU GDCS.
  • Junyu Lu's research interests are mainly in the area of climate change and adaptation, sustainability, agricultural community engagement, and parks & protected areas. He integrates advanced quantitative methodologies into his research.