Sophia Chau

Sophia Chau

Doctoral Student


B.S. Environmental Science, University of Notre Dame, 2013-2017


Sophia Chau is an aspiring climate change adaptation ecologist. She joined Dr. Jianguo Liu's group at the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability in 2017. Her doctoral research focuses on the causes and effects of climate change adaptation within and between interacting coupled human and natural systems.


Previously at the University of Notre Dame, Sophia conducted research to inform habitat management for the endangered Karner blue butterfly, an insect that is particularly vulnerable to warming climate. She has also worked with the National Park Service’s Climate Change Response Program to develop adaptation strategies for wildlife and natural resources at Devils Postpile National Monument in California.