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College of Natural Resources

Center for Geospatial Analytics

Natalie Nelson

Natalie is an Assistant Professor of Data Analytics and Integrated Modeling in the Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department at North Carolina State University. She leads the Biosystems Analytics Lab, studies from which take a data-intensive, management-focused, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of complex biological system dynamics. Biological systems studied in the lab range from agricultural to aquatic, though most investigations focus on estuarine resources. Her specific research interests include: using data analytics and integrated models to inform agriculture, aquaculture, water, and coastal resources management; estimating estuarine system futures as a function of local and global change; identifying risks to food security in coastal basins; linking data mining and mechanistic modeling approaches; and investigating spatial and temporal dynamics of socio-environmental systems across settings and scales.