Jennifer Burney

Jennifer Burney

Assistant Professor, UC San Diego

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Jennifer Burney is an Assistant Professor at the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS) at UC San Diego. She received her Ph.D in Physics from Stanford University. She is an environmental scientist whose research focuses on simultaneously achieving global food security and mitigating climate change. She designs, implements, and evaluates technologies for poverty alleviation and agricultural adaptation, and she studies the links between energy poverty and food and nutrition security, the mechanisms by which energy services can help alleviate poverty, the environmental impacts of food production and consumption, and climate impacts on agriculture. Much of her current research focuses on the developing world.

Research Interests

  • energy
  • environment and climate change
  • food security, production and agriculture
  • poverty alleviation