Michael Eggen is a SILC postdoctoral researcher working with Jason Neff on the Digital and Geospatial Farming Systems Tools Consortium (DGFSC). The Consortium works to link farming systems with geospatial approaches. Prior to his arrival at SILC in June 2021, Michael was a postdoctoral scholar at UCSB where he worked on a SNAPP project investigating how to integrate smallholders in Indonesia into zero-deforestation commodity supply chains.
Michael received his PhD in Geography in 2018 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. His dissertation explored climate change impacts to agriculture in highland Ethiopia. He has also contributed to geospatial analysis on flood and vegetation dynamics in the inland Niger Delta of Mali and resource access of villages in Burkina Faso.