Profiles in "Agricultural Policy" Expertise Area

  • 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.
  • Thomson's research focuses on the political economy of development, authoritarianism and transitions to democracy.
  • Spackman studies the environmental and social impact of scientific and technological efforts to manipulate sensory experiences of smelling and tasting.
  • Dr. Lu's research interests are climate change and adaptation, agricultural community engagement, disaster and risk management, and parks & protected areas. He integrates advanced quantitative methodologies in his research.