Bio

Lindsey completed her doctoral work in late 2018 under the advisement of Dr. Smith and Dr. Ross Meentemeyer at NC State. Lindsey is a landscape ecologist interested in socio-ecological systems (SES) research. She combines her knowledge of ecological processes with information on human decision-making to better understand adaptive capacity and resilience in complex SES systems. She employs geospatial modeling and spatial statistics to better understand the multi-faceted and multi-scalar dynamics of human-environment interactions and their consequences on ecosystem health, social vulnerability, and the provision of ecosystem services. Her research focuses on the explicit integration of social science methodologies and ecological processes into agent-based models of land-use and land cover change. She uses these computational models to explore ecosystem services trade-offs under alternate future scenarios of land-use management activities and sea level rise adaptation strategies.