Kara Komoto

  • M.S. in Geography

  • Email: komotoka@msu.edu
  • Geography Building
    673 Auditorium Rd., Rm. #116
    East Lansing, MI 48824
  • Areas of interest: Climatology, Crop Disease, Environmental Hazards, Environmental Justice, Political Ecology
M.S. in Geography

Research Synopsis:

I identify as a human-environment geographer who values seeking understanding through qualitative and quantitative methods. I am interested in agricultural sustainability, climate, ecology, environmental hazards, environmental justice, and political ecology. My research focuses on field crop disease and climatology in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. This involves assessing spatial and temporal variability in both atmospheric moisture and the timing of plant phenology to understand crop vulnerability during the growing season. My goal is to reduce social and environmental costs by improving implementation of disease-prevention measures.