Hanna Karg is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) at the University of British Columbia. She is working with Prof. Navin Ramankutty, Canada Research Chair (t1) in Global Environmental Change and Food Security at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA) and the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES), University of British Columbia.
At SPPGA, she will explore multi-scalar food distribution networks in West Africa based on primary data on urban food flows using spatial analysis techniques. She will also examine the telecoupled relationships between food trade and agricultural land use.
She obtained her PhD in Geography from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Kassel, Germany. Prior to joining the SPPGA, she was a fellow at the Sahel and West Africa Club (SWAC/OECD) in Paris.
She has an interdisciplinary background with a focus on quantitative empirical research and spatial analysis. Her research interests include urban food systems, land use change, and cross-border food trade.
Her research has been published in Urban Agriculture & Regional Food Systems, Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, European Journal of Development Research, Sustainability, and Land. She is also interested in science communication, and acted as an editor for an ‘Atlas on West African Food Systems’ and summarised field work on cross-border food trade in West Africa in a documentary film.
She is excited to work with Prof. Ramankutty and his team with their long-standing experience on the analysis of land use change and complex systems.