Dr. Eva Kinnebrew (she/her) is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Ecosystem Science & Sustainability at Colorado State University. Her research interests include land use change, agroecology, climate change, biodiversity, and using mixed methods. In her current project, she is studying the impact of changing water resources on agriculture in the southwest United States and the environmental justice implications of the water rights system there. Eva is deeply interested in using science to uplift marginalized communities. Eva has extensive experience using Google Earth Engine and R in her research to carry out remote sensing, data processing and analysis, and data visualization.
Eva holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from The University of Chicago, where she did her thesis on the effects of cattle grazing on soil properties and grassland restoration in coastal island ecosystems in the northeastern United States. During her undergraduate career, she also studied invasive plant community dynamics, bird social behavior, and fish population regrowth. Eva received her PhD in early 2022 from the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont, where she researched relationships between agriculture and soil biodiversity as well as land use change in Latin America. In her free time, Eva enjoys playing folk music, cooking, hiking, and doting on her two cats.