Arizona State University
Beth Tellman is a Phd student in geographical sciences at Arizona State University. Her research broadly seeks to understand drivers of environmental change and impacts on vulnerability to livelihoods in social ecological systems. Specifically, her lines of research focus on measuring social and biophysical vulnerability to floods and how illicit human activity drives land use change. She uses tools and methods from land system science, hydrology, and the social sciences to model social and natural systems across time and space using satellite, cadastral, and ancillary socioeconomic data. Current projects include examining political drivers of urbanization in informal settlements in Mexico City, quantifying the effect of the cocaine commodity chain on deforestation patterns in Central America, and modeling global biophysical and social flood vulnerability using Google Earth Engine with a company she co-founded, Cloud to Street. At Cloud to Street, Beth manages the science team to map and model global biophysical and social flood vulnerability- mainly powered by Google Earth Engine.