Laurel Larsen

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BIDS Faculty Affiliate
Geography, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
  • Associate Professor, Geography, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

Laurel Larsen's research uses a variety of tools to identify the feedback processes driving environmental systems at the landscape scale. These tools include field and laboratory work, simulation modeling, and data-driven analysis using increasingly available environmental data from sensor networks and remote sensing platforms. Much of this work focuses on how water interacts with physical (e.g., sediment) and biological (e.g., plants) components of the environment, often in nonlinear ways that lead to thresholds, sudden shifts between alternate stable states, or chaotic behavior.