Frank Davenport

Associate Researcher


Frank Davenport is a research scientist within the UCSB CHC. His research focuses on the intersections of climate, food systems, food security, and human health. Frank’s work often intersects with FEWS NET as he tries to discover and document the relationships between weather, crop production, prices, and food insecurity in the world’s poor countries. He spends a lot of time exploring how to forecast food security inputs and outcomes and then makes that information accessible to the famine response community. Frank also has a strong interest in spatial-time series analysis and, more recently, machine learning. In his previous life, Frank spent about 5 years as a GIS Analyst and strategic planner, implementing enterprise GIS and decision support systems for environmental agencies in California, Panama, and the United Arab Emirates.

You can find Frank’s CV here (updated approximately every six months) and view his published papers on his google scholar page.