Nicholas R. Magliocca

Assistant Research Professor

Dr. Nicholas Magliocca was an Assistant Research Professor at SESYNC, where he supported the “Data-Intensive Analysis & Modeling for Socio-Environmental Synthesis” program; provided technical and advisory assistance to SESYNC-supported project teams and postdoctoral researchers; and assisted SESYNC’s cyber team. Nicholas was also a co-developer of SESYNC’s socio-environmental data explorer, with a particular focus on the food-energy-water nexus. His current research is in human-environment geography with a particular focus on land-use change and social-ecological systems. Building on his background of complex system science, his research program investigates the intersections of security, equity, and sustainability in diverse problem domains, including large-scale land acquisitions, food-energy-water systems, and illicit economies. Nicholas received his bachelor’s degree in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution from the University of California, San Diego; master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University; and PhD in Geography from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Alabama.

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Nicholas Magliocca
2013 - 2017
Areas of Expertise
human-environment geography
social-ecological systems
complex systems science
Research Interests
land-use change
human-environment interactions
complex adaptive systems
intersections of security,equity,and sustainability
food-energy-water systems
complex adaptive systems
illicit economies
Methods of Expertise
agent-based modeling
spatio-temporal analysis
qualitative methods
causal inference techniques
supply chain modeling
remote sensing analysis
land change modeling