Kieran Findlater

Kieran Findlater is a PhD candidate, Liu Scholar and Killam Doctoral Scholar at the Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability (IRES) at UBC. His most recent work examines the interplay among environmental stimuli, human cognition and agricultural practice in response to climate variability and climate change, using South African commercial grain farmers as a case uniquely representative of the idealized autonomous mode of climate change adaptation explicit in the conceptual literature.

He has previously examined the land-use implications of national biofuel targets, and the unanticipated effects of Jatropha-based biodiesel production in northwestern India. His broader research interests include the use of interdisciplinary approaches in examining the intersections of renewable energy, climate change, technology diffusion, land-use change and human cognition.