Agroclimatology Senior Staff

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

  • Jim Rowland, Principal Investigator, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center
  • Chris Funk, Research Director, Climate Hazards Center, University of California, Santa Barbara

Climate Hazards Center, University of California, Santa Barbara

  • Greg Husak, Principal Investigator, Climate Hazards Center
  • Alkhalil Adoum, Regional Scientist for West Africa
  • Gideon Galu, Regional Scientist for East Africa 
  • Tamuka Magadzire, Regional Scientist for Southern Africa  
  • Mario Rodriguez, Regional Scientist for Central America and the Caribbean

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

  • Wassila Thiaw, Senior Meteorologist, Climate Prediction Center
  • Andrew Hoell, Research Meteorologist, Earth System Research Laboratory

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  • Christa Peters-Lidard, Deputy Director, Sciences and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Kimberly Slinski, Assistant Research Scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center


The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on approximately 30 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, USGS, and CHC-UCSB, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica.
Learn more About Us.

Link to United States Agency for International Development (USAID)Link to the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) FEWS NET Data PortalLink to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Link to National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Earth ObservatoryLink to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Weather Service, Climage Prediction CenterLink to the Climate Hazards Center - UC Santa BarbaraLink to KimetricaLink to Chemonics