Maggi Kelly

Professor, Environmental Science, Policy & Management, U.C. Berkeley

Maggi Kelly is dedicated to bringing cutting-edge mapping technology, training, and research support to students, educators and the public. A Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Environmental Science, Policy and Management department at UC Berkeley, Dr. Kelly studies the drivers, patterns and consequences of environmental change across California’s spatially complex, socially diverse and dynamic landscapes. She uses a suite of technological tools to address environmental problems and engage with a variety of stakeholders.

In 2008, Kelly was given an Excellence in Education award from the California Geographic Information Association, and in 2015 her team was awarded the Western Extension Directors Association Award of Excellence for their work to address the outbreak of sudden oak deaths in California. Kelly received her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, her Master’s in Geography from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado.

Podcast Guest Appearances

The Big Climate Stories of 2018

We’re making a list (and checking it twice) of 2018’s biggest climate stories, with the help of Vox reporter David Roberts. Roberts notes that while President Trump’s continued rollbacks of environmental protections made the news, the Green New Deal and ongoing decline in costs of clean energy technologies are the year’s big stories. For other parts of the country, wildfires and other extreme weather events made the biggest headlines. Greg Dalton talks to some of California’s leading wildfire experts about how to adapt to the “new abnormal” of more intense and more frequent wildfires.