Management of Complex Systems (MCS)
Professor Abatzoglou is interested in the hows and whys of climate and weather, and also the so whats. His lab's work spans many topics - from addressing questions on climate variability, to understanding climate impacts on natural resources, to developing climate datasets and tools.
Professor Castro is interested in the capacity of attention under cognitive workload, particularly in the context of technology and multitasking. He focuses on the validity of reaction time and accuracy as measures of different aspects of workload, as well as quantifying the risk of adverse outcomes due to these workload metrics in driving. He employs advanced cognitive modeling techniques to examine the mechanisms of attentional capacity, multitasking, and performance.
- Political ecology
- Climate change mitigation in tropical forests
- Climate finance
- Global environmental governance
- Indigenous and traditional ecological knowledge
- Common property resource management
- Climate justice
- Nature-based solutions
- Climate communication, outreach and engagement
- Regional expertise: Mexico and the Amazon (Ecuador, Peru, Guyana)