Bryan Jones is currently a NSF Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES) Fellow at the City University of New York Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR). His current work explores the relationship between spatial population dynamics, urbanization, and climate change vulnerability. At CIDR, he is the principal investigator in three-year research initiative entitled “developing new models to understand human vulnerability to climate-related hazards at multiple scales.” This project explores the multi-scale drivers of spatial population change as part of an ongoing effort to model spatially explicit, alternative population and urbanization futures consistent with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) scenario framework. Concurrent projections of climate change and variability are incorporated, facilitating the spatially explicit assessment of physical and socioeconomic vulnerability to climate-related hazards.
Bryan holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and M.A. in Geography from the University of Connecticut. His research interests include spatial statistics/GIS, population dynamics and migration, rural development, and risk/vulnerability assessment. In the past he has worked on methods for assessing the socioeconomic and demographic impacts of large-scale rural development projects, as well as indirect methods for estimating age-specific migration patterns, particularly for countries in which no migration data are collected.