Chelsea L. Cervantes De Blois

Chelsea Cervantes De Blois
Graduate Research Assistant
Predoctoral Trainee

MPC Data Projects


Research Interests and Project Expertise

Land Cover Changes; Migration Patterns; Demographic Data Infrastructure

Biography

Chelsea is a 3rd year PhD student in Geography, Environment & Society at the University of Minnesota, Twin-Cities. She is also a Graduate Trainee and Researcher at the Minnesota Population Center (MPC). As a MPC Diversity Fellow she worked on the IPUMS-Terra project. Her research focuses on the use of spatial sciences and demography methods when approaching complex environmental and humanitarian issues situated in the Caucasus and the former Soviet Union republics. 

Prior to her work at the University of Minnesota, she was in Azerbaijan (2014-2015) as a Fulbright recipient, followed by her independent work as an Agricultural Consultant in Serbia and Kyrgyzstan. She has also worked intensively in climate change projects with the US Department of State and CGIAR.

Her areas of expertise are Remote Sensing; Geographic Information Science (GIS); Cartography; Agricultural, Climate, and Hydrologic Sciences; Religious, Cultural, and Linguistic aspects of the Caucasus, Central Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Selected Publications

Ozdogan, Mutlu; Yang, Yang; Allez, George; Cervantes, Chelsea. 2010. "Remote Sensing of Irrigated Agriculture: Opportunities and Challenges."Remote Sens.2, no. 9: 2274-2304.

Chelsea Cervantes De Blois (CIAT) and Beatriz Zavariz-Romero (CIAT). World Bank; CIAT; CATIE. 2014. Climate-Smart Agriculture in Sinaloa, Mexico. CSA Country Profiles for Latin America Series. Washington D.C.: The World Bank Group.

Chelsea Cervantes De Blois (CIAT) and Beatriz Zavariz-Romero (CIAT). World Bank; CIAT; CATIE. 2014. Climate-Smart Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico. CSA Country Profiles for Latin America Series. Washington D.C.: The World Bank Group.

Beatriz Zavariz-Romero (CIAT) and Chelsea Cervantes De Blois (CIAT). World Bank; CIAT; CATIE. 2014. Climate-Smart Agriculture in Mexico. CSA Country Profiles for Latin America Series. Washington D.C.: The World Bank Group.