PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Greg Kiker has thirty years of experience with simulation modeling of coupled human-natural systems including household decision-making, savanna ecology, deforestation, crop production and livestock/wildlife dynamics. As a Professor at the University of Florida, his current research projects include environmental modeling, agent-based platforms and practical linkages of risk analysis, adaptive management and multi-criteria decision analysis. Greg is a two–time Fulbright Scholar to South Africa (1992 and 2012) and received his PhD from Cornell University in 1998. From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Kiker was a Senior Lecturer at the University of KwaZulu-Natal where he conducted ecological and agro-hydrological modeling and climate change research. He has worked in the USA, Africa and Latin America in the use of simulation models for water and ecosystem management, savanna ecosystems, pastoralism, crop yield prediction, decision/risk analysis and climate change.