University of Vermont

Taylor Ricketts Lab

Dr. Gillian Galford Joins Gund Institute as Research Assistant Professor


Dr. Gillian Galford has joined the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics as our new Research Assistant Professor. She will be based at the UVM campus in Burlington, Vermont.  Galford comes to the Gund Institute from Woods Hole, where she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC). Galford will be continuing her research on climate change and agroecosystems while at the Gund. She will also offer courses and ateliers on subjects such as land-use change and climate.

Galford is an expert in land-cover and land-use change using remote sensing and ecosystems modeling tools. She has worked extensively in the Brazilian Amazon and many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. While at UVM, Galford plans to develop new research and teaching around agroecosystems of Vermont. 

Previously, Galford was a fellow of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and is adjunct there through the Tropical Agriculture and Rural Environment Program. Galford earned her PhD in Geological Sciences and MBL Joint Graduate Program in Biological and Environmental Sciences from Brown University (2010) and a B.A., with a double major in Earth & Planetary Sciences and Environmental Science (social studies track) from Washington University in St. Louis (2004).