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Feeding a Hungry Planet: How a changing environment is affecting farmers in Asia and the USA. Presented by Dr. Pinki Mondal

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DMNH is partnering with the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment for this winter lecture series featuring new research conducted by scientists in our community. In March, UD Geography and Spatial Sciences professor Dr. Pinki Mondal shares her research examining how a changing environment is affecting farmers in Asia and the USA.

Dr. Mondal uses satellite images to examine how changing environment is affecting global food production and farmer livelihood. Her research focuses on diverse farmlands in India, Vietnam, and the USA where farmers are facing challenges such as erratic rainfall, increasing temperature, and saltwater intrusion. In her talk, Dr. Mondal will share how she uses a variety of scientific methods to understand current and future challenges for global food production.

Dr. Mondal leads the "Earth observation for Sustainable Ecosystem and Livelihood" (EASEL) research group at the University of Delaware. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Spatial Sciences with a joint appointment in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. Dr. Mondal is a Resident Faculty at the UD Data Science Institute and is an affiliate to the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN), the Water Science and Policy Program, and the Center for Food Systems and Sustainability (CENFOODS). Dr. Mondal is a geospatial data scientist interested in the dynamics of coupled natural and human systems. She received her PhD in Land Change Science from the University of Florida. Prior to joining UD, she was a Senior Research Associate at Columbia University.

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