Davis, Kyle

Email: kd2620@columbia.edu

Kyle’s interests lie at the nexus of food, water, and climate change. Combining crop models, climate projections, and agricultural census data, his work looks to identify strategies to increase nutrition, climate resilience, and water sustainability. His other research interests include: exploring the potential tradeoffs associated with large-scale land investments in the developing world and their implications for food security, rural livelihoods, and climate adaptation, 2) understanding the impacts of climatic and economic shocks on food supply chains, and 3) developing scientific approaches that better link science information to policy and tailor solutions to local needs and priorities.

Selected publications

Davis K.F., Chiarelli D.D., Rulli M.C., Chhatre A., Richter B., Singh D. & DeFries R. (2018) Alternative cereals can improve water use and nutrient supply in India, Science Advances, 4(7): eaao1108. Find it here

D’Odorico P., Davis K.F., Rosa L., Carr J.A., Chiarelli D.D., Dell’Angelo J., Gephart J.A., MacDonald G.K., Seekell D.A., Suweis S. & Rulli M.C. (2018) The global food-energy-water nexus, Reviews of Geophysics, 56(3): 456–531. Find it here

Rosa L., Rulli M.C., Davis K.F. & D’Odorico P. (2018) The water-energy nexus of hydraulic fracturing: a global hydrologic analysis for shale oil and gas extraction, Earth’s Future, 6(5): 745–756. Find it here

Rosa L., Rulli M.C., Davis K.F., Chiarelli D.D., Passera C. & D’Odorico P. (2018) Closing the yield gap while ensuring water sustainability, Environmental Research Letters, 13: 104002. Find it here

Davis K.F., Seveso A, Rulli M.C. & D’Odorico P (2017) Water savings of crop redistribution in the United States. Water, 9(2): 83. Find it here

Davis K.F., Rulli M.C., Seveso A. & D’Odorico P. (2017) Increased food production and reduced water use through optimized crop distribution, Nature Geoscience 10: 919–924. Find it here

Davis K.F., Rulli M.C., Garrassino F., Chiarelli D., Seveso A. & D’Odorico P. (2017) Water limits to closing yield gaps, Advances in Water Resources, 99: 67-75. Find it here

Davis K.F., Gephart J.A., Emery K., Leach A., Galloway J.N. & D’Odorico P. (2016) Meeting future food demand with current agricultural resources, Global Environmental Change 39: 125-132. Find it here