TIGERS: Transformative Investigations of Geospatial, Environmental, and Social Sciences

TIGERS promote cooperation between scientists in the Earth Systems Research Center in EOS and social scientists in COLA and COLSA.


Our goals are pushing forward specific research projects, grant proposals, and external speaker series.

We are developing research proposals that combine social science and geospatial approaches to important problems in the fields of environmental politics, peace and conflict studies, and development.


  • Catherine Ashcraft (COLSA)
  • Katherine Duderstadt (EOS)
  • Christine Herrick (Extension)
  • Michael Palace (EOS)
  • Jeannie Sowers (COLA)
  • Cameron Wake (EOS)
  • Erika Weinthal (Duke University)
  • Sara Wolper (COLA)