FSRC PhD Fellow

Tung-Lin Liu is a Ph.D. student in the Food Systems Graduate Program at the University of Vermont. His research analyzes and solves complex social-ecological systems problems using computational and data approaches. Some of his recent work includes agricultural decision-making under risk, sustainable food choices, and crop and dietary diversity linkage.

His FSRC-supported dissertation will examine food biodiversity co-evolution in the Northeast and beyond by tracing what, where, and why food is grown, sold, and eaten. The research will gather, link, and align data from multiple domains to identify and understand levers to improve environmental, social, and human dimensions of sustainability in local and regional food systems.   

Before joining UVM, Tung-Lin helped Taipei apply for WHO Healthy City accreditation and worked in education development in East and Southeast Asia. He is excited about the possibility of expanding his international development work into food and agriculture.

Outside of his research, he enjoys exploring Vermont and teaching people to cook and learn about food.

Advisor: Christopher Koliba

Tung-Lin Liu


  • MA, Computational Social Science, George Mason University
  • BA, Sociology, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan.


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