The SCALes (Sustainability of Communities and Agricultural Landscapes) lab at Kansas State University examines the joint influences of environmental hazards, land use, and socioeconomic conditions in socioenvironmental systems. Our goal is to identify policy and practice solutions that promote social equity and the preservation of natural resources and ecosystems for future generations.
The community assets and relative rurality index (CARR) block group data is now published and publicly available! You can access the data at Zenodo. In addition, a dataset of multiscalar social vulnerability indices for the US is now published and publicly available at Zenodo.
The county-level landscape complexity data built for our USDA Diversity of Agricultural Landscape project is now published and publicly available! You can access the data at AgDataCommons. The suggested citation for those using the data is: Burchfield, Emily K.
Learn more about our work on project SAFE KAW in this video. The full series of SAFE KAW updates on all aspects of the project can be found at the Kansas Geological Survey’s YouTube channel.
Check out this pod-cast by our amazing Diversity of Agricultural Landscapes project post-doc (and now assistant professor at Arizona State University!) Andrea Rissing!
Denise will attend the Institute for Geospatial Understanding through an Integrated Discovery Environment (I-GUIDE) Summer School in August 2023 on Convergence Science in Action. At the week-long workshop in Denver, CO about 35 graduate students and early career scholars will collaborate with project members of I-GUIDE to develop novel solutions to complex problems that rely on computation- or data-intensive geospatial data science.
Here are some projects we are currently working on.