Morgan Levy aims to do data-driven, policy-relevant research that connects climate to environmental and human health through terrestrial water cycle processes.
Water resources and anthropogenic change
Levy uses methods from environmental and climate science, data science, and hydrology to study the effects of anthropogenic change, including land use change and agricultural water use and management, on water resources. Her research combines diverse data sources, including in situ weather and hydrologic monitoring and remotely-sensed climate and land cover data, and uses data-driven analysis methods.
Hydroclimate and health
Levy is interested in studying connections between climate, hydrology, health, and environmental justice. Her previous research includes analysis of how spatiotemporal data error biases estimates of the effects of extreme rainfall on disease, and the role of rainfall-runoff processes in contributing to waterborne disease.
Socio-hydrology is an emerging sub-field of hydrology focused on coupled social and hydrological systems. Levy’s research in this field addresses the practical challenges of combining methods from engineering, environmental, and social sciences.
For more information, or to inquire about available positions, please contact Morgan Levy (mclevy [at] ucsd.edu).