Jennifer Burney

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Jennifer Burney

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Jennifer Burney is a research affiliate at UC San Diego’s Policy Design and Evaluation Laboratory, an Affiliated scholar at the Center on Food Security & the Environment at Stanford University and member of the National Geographic Explorers family. Burney is a physicist by training whose research focuses on simultaneously achieving global food security and mitigating climate change. Her current interests center on the creation, implementation, and rigorous evaluation of technologies that impact human health and welfare. Jen earned her PhD in physics from Stanford. 

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Jennifer Burney named National Geographic Explorer of the Week

In a Q&A with National Geographic FSE fellow Jennifer Burney talks about her continued work on solar irrigation gardens in Benin, West Africa, and other insights into the spirited personality of this accomplished environmental scientist.
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FSE's Jennifer Burney named 2011 National Geographic Emerging Explorer

National Geographic has announced its 2011 class of Emerging Explorers. Among the 14 visionary young trailblazers honored this year by the Society for their achievements is environmental scientist Jennifer Burney of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Burney, also affiliated with the joint FSI Woods Institute Program on Food Security and the Environment, focuses her research on simultaneously achieving global food security and mitigating climate change.
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Food's Footprint: Agriculture and Climate Change

"Food's Footprint: Agriculture and Climate Change" presentation by Jennifer Burney, a President's Postdoctoral Fellow at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, and an affiliate of the Stanford University Program on Food Security and the Environment.