Ram Barankin

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Ram Barankin is a PhD student and a lecturer at the School for the Environment at UMass Boston and at Emerson College. Ram’s research involves analyzing complex systems that are characterized by humans-nature dynamics. He uses statistical models and new types of data (such as big data and remote sensing) to answer policy-related questions (such as vulnerability to climate change).
Other ongoing projects include the development of environmental policy decision-making tools and modeling the risk that marine recreational activities impose on coral reefs.

Research Interests

Modeling socio-ecological systems to support rational decision-making.

Data Science and Statistics in environmental policy and in performance evaluation (and in general)

Anthropogenic effects on marine organisms

Social vulnerability and resilience to climate change effects



EEOS 261 Statistics for Environmental Science (UMass)

SC 223 Climate Change (Emerson)


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