Biography & Education
Zach Zambreski is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University. His adviser is Dr. Xiaomao Lin, the state climatologist for Kansas. Zach’s Ph.D. research focuses on climate projections in the Great Plains and modeling the effects of extreme indices on crop economic responses. He also assists with the Ogallala Water CAP project.
He received his Master’s degree in Agronomy in 2016 at Kansas State University. His Masters project looked at moving towards a real-time drought assessment and forecasting system for Kansas. Zach has a deep background in atmospheric sciences, graduating at the top of his class at Cornell University in 2014.
His multidisciplinary experience covers areas such as crop physiology and soil physics, synoptic meteorology and micrometeorology, multivariate statistics, mixed models, and time series analysis. He has extensive coding experience in Python, MATLAB, ArcGIS (Arcpy) and R, and developed computational tools for calculating drought indices such as the Palmer Drought Severity Index, examined drought event dynamics and statistics, and created climate-based visualization products.
- M.S. Agronomy, Kansas State University, 2016
- B.S. Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, 2014