Victoria Breeze

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  • Ph.D.

  • Email: breezevi@msu.edu
  • Geography Building
    673 Auditorium Rd., Room 116
    East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Areas of interest: Land Use/Land Cover, Environmental Telecouplings, China-Africa, Agent-based modeling
Ph.D.

Research Synopsis:

My research interests are environmental telecouplings, particularly how economic and policy motivations in China affect land use/land cover in sub-Saharan Africa, and agent-based modeling. My undergraduate work at the University of Colorado at Boulder revolved around desertification policies in China and I continue to be interested in China’s environmental presence. My proposed dissertation work will focus on the motivations China-Africa land use deals using agent-based modeling as a way to understand the impact of different motivators and explore how these land deals might change under future scenarios. I was a Global Center for Food Systems Innovation (GCFSI) research assistant for the 2014-15 academic year, a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellow for the 2015-16 academic year, and a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).