Research


My primary research interests are in the area of cooperation and conflict in response to environmental degradation. Part of this effort is to explore how societies structure and organize themselves around their economic foundations. In order to study these phenomena systematically, I employ a variety of quantitative tools, including formal and computational modeling, behavioral experiments, geographic information systems, and statistics. 

Projects currently underway include:
  • The Impacts of Climate Change on Political Instability and Violent Conflict in Africa (GIS)
  • The Evolution of Cooperation on Social Networks (Agent Simulation)
  • A Behavioral Model of Climate Change Negotiation (Experiment)
For a more detailed exposition of my ongoing research efforts, please download the document below. 
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Nicholas Seltzer,
Sep 29, 2013, 5:33 PM