Alex Zvoleff, Ph.D.

Director, Data Science


Alex Zvoleff is the Director of Data Science in the Moore Center for Science. Alex leads the development of new methods and tools to integrate large interdisciplinary datasets to study interactions among climate, land use and land cover change, and human-wellbeing. Alex has expertise in using statistics and modeling to assimilate data from a broad range of sources to ensure the best possible information is available to inform conservation decisions. His work includes research on the effects of climate variability and change on rural livelihoods, interactions between environmental and social change, and research on tropical forest change. Alex received his Ph.D. in geography in a joint program at San Diego State University and the University of California, Santa Barbara, and holds a master’s from Columbia University.