Research focus: Socio-economics, sustainable development, impact assessment, rural economy, financial education and planning, innovation for agriculture education and training, food security and poverty alleviation.
Research focus: Developing ecologically intensive arthropod management in Texas cotton; cropping systems management.
Research focus: Social science research methods, rural social change, sociology of agriculture, and socio-economic and cultural determinants of demographic outcomes such as migration, fertility, and population health in agrarian settings of developing countries. Also focuses on population and environment relationships.
Research focus: Earth surface-atmosphere interaction, greenhouse gas measurements using eddy flux towers and chambers, modeling of fluxes, remote sensing, climate change and ecology/ecosystems.
Research focus.Water Quality Monitoring and Modeling, Water Sustainability and Climate Change, Climate Change Adaptation, Geohazards, Environmental Soil Chemistry, and Louisiana Native Wildflower.
Research focus. Improving tomato for disease resistance, fruit quality and stress tolerance.
Research focus: Organic specialty crop production; Sustainable weed management; Demand forecasting; Marketing; Socioeconomic analysis
Outreach interest: Business plan; Farm bill; Alternative agriculture enterprises
Research focus: Diaphorina citri is an invasive pest that can transmit citrus greening disease. My current work involves development of technology for mass production of its natural enemy called Tamarixia radiata. Tamarixia is the most effective biological control agent to suppress D. citri population
Interest. Enjoys reading literature, scriptures, and occasionally writing poems as well as traveling. Loves the wonderful mountains, snowcapped Himalayas and free flowing rivers of Nepal that make her such a beautiful country.
Research focus: Survey designing, data management, impact of policy change on the seasonal workers of the United States, technology adaptation on the production of different agricultural commodities.