Benjamin Clarke

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PhD Student

Benjamin Clark is a PhD student in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. Benjamin’s research interests relate to the impacts of agriculture on ecosystem functions in the context of Eastern and Southern Africa. In particular, how land cover change to agriculture as a result of population growth interacts with the water cycle and the impact this has on larger landscape units. Much of Eastern and Southern Africa’s population relies on rain feed crops for their food. It is critical to have a good understanding of agriculture practices’ broader impact on the water cycle to ensure long-term sustainable food production, capable of providing food security for this region