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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Dr. Asha Sharma

Asha Sharma was a postdoctoral associate with TCI from 2014-2016. Her work aimed to quantify risks to agriculture in India due to climate change. This effort builds on the extensive current body of work in this area by doing the analysis at a higher spatial and temporal resolution than is typical in such studies, as well as incorporating the influence of multiple crops, extreme events, and water resources. This comprehensive approach should ultimately allow us to identify key risks to nutrition due to climate change and place them in the context of other long-term trends. Asha has earned master’s and doctoral degrees in biological and environmental engineering from Cornell, and a Bachelor of Technology in industrial biotechnology from Anna University in India. Her broader research interests include the intersection of water resources, climate change, and food systems, and the estimation of trends in water resources in data-scarce regions.