Kelly Kapsar

Kelly Kapsar

PhD Student


B.A. in Biology from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota (2014)


Kelly's primary research goal is to better understand the relationship between humans and their environment, with a particular focus on the conservation of wildlife. In 2014, she graduated with a B.A. in Biology from Carleton College and after two years working as a science educator, she is eager to continue her education at Michigan State University. Through interdisciplinary graduate research under Doctor Jianguo Liu at the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, she hopes to better understand the dynamic relationships between culture, ecosystems, science, and conservation policy in the Arctic.

Research Interests:

Coupled Human and Natural Systems, Telecoupling, Complexity, Modeling, Community-engaged Research


Title Book/Journal Year
Telecoupled Food Trade Affects Pericoupled Trade and Intracoupled Production Sustainability 2019
What is Telecoupling? Telecoupling -- Exploring Land-Use Change in a Globalised World 2019