Dr. Emily Burchfield

Dr. Emily Burchfield

Assistant Professor

Emory University

Dr. Burchfield is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University. Her work integrates 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. You can download her CV here.


  • PhD in Environmental Engineering, 2017

    Vanderbilt University

  • MA in Economics, 2012

    University of Louvain, Belgium

  • BS in Economics, 2010

    Clemson University