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Emily BurchfieldAssistant ProfessorHonors Program Coordinator


  • BA, Clemson University
  • MA, University of Louvain
  • PhD, Vanderbilt University


The members of Dr. Burchfield’s FACES lab integrate social and environmental data to support transitions towards more sustainable, resilient, and just agricultural futures. Ongoing projects include (1) modeling the impact of shifting land use on agroecological outcomes, (2) projecting shifts in U.S. cultivation geographies driven by climate change, (3) determining the shared characteristics of productive and resilient agricultural systems, and (4) identifying the multiscalar drivers of farm-level cultivation and conservation behavior. This interdisciplinary research integrates “big” geospatial data with “deep” qualitative and survey data to understand and support agricultural system transition at multiple scales.

If you’re interested in learning more about any of these projects or in joining the FACES lab, please visit the lab website where you’ll find much more information including opportunities for prospective post-doctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates. You can also contact Dr. Burchfield directly at


For the latest publications, please visit the FACES lab website.