Kathy Baylis



Principal Investigator. Professor in the department of Geography at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Research Interests

A critical challenge is how to preserve the world’s overburdened ecosystems while producing enough food and fiber to meet the needs of 10 billion people. This challenge is compounded by climate change, which will intensify the frequency and severity of production shocks, increasing the vulnerability of the world’s most food-insecure households. Baylis’ research applies rigorous econometric and machine learning methods to assess the consequences of policy efforts for forest conservation, global food security, and social welfare.