Corey Scher

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Research Interests

  • Geohazards; remote sensing; hydrology; political ecology.

Advisor: Elia Machado (Committee: Charles Vörösmarty, Nerve V. Macaspac, and Jamon Van Den Hoek)

Corey studies natural disasters and political conflict from the vantage point of satellite remote sensing. He develops algorithmic workflows to automatically process raw satellite data, primarily acquired using radar sensors, into time series maps representing the physical and environmental impacts of hazards, disasters, war and conflict. His technical background is rooted in the physical sciences of geology and hydrology. The breadth of his research interrogates the convergent risk of natural disasters and conflict outbreak in fragile political contexts in addition to the weaponization of natural resources and environmental change.