Christine Lamanna is broadly interested in the impact of climate change on natural, human, and coupled with human-natural systems. She is a climate-change ecologist and decision analyst with ICRAF’s Climate Change Unit, working on targeting climate-smart agricultural interventions throughout Africa to inform national policies. She uses a diverse array of techniques, including bayesian networks, niche modelling, species range modelling, and functional diversity to investigate the impact of climate change on agriculture, and of agricultural interventions.
Before joining ICRAF, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Maine’s Sustainability Solutions Initiative, where she modelled the impact of climate change on ecologically, culturally, and economically important species in the US state of Maine.
She holds a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, with a minor in Global Change from the University of Arizona (2013) and a BSc in Physics and Astronomy from Haverford College (2004).