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Travis Williams

Researcher II-Geospatial Science


Travis Williams is a member of the Geospatial Data Science Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Areas of Expertise

Scientific programming
Spatial data analysis and modeling
Interactive data visualization

Research Interests

Renewable energy technical potential
Climate future scenarios
Human-environment interactions
Climate risk management


Master of the Arts, Geography, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO (2018)
Bachelor of Science, Geography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL (2009)

Prior Work Experience

Visiting Researcher, Western Water Assessment, Boulder, CO (1 Year)
Student Programmer (contractor), U.S. Geological Survey, Boulder, CO (6 Months)
Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO (2 Years)
Research Assistant, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (2 Years)

Featured Work

Williams, Travis M. and William R. Travis. Evaluating alternative drought indicators in a weather index insurance instrument.  Weather, Climate, and Society, vol. 11, pp. 629-649, 2019.

Shrum, T., W.R. Travis, T. Williams, E. Lih. Managing climate risks on the ranch with limited drought information.  Climate Risk Management, vol. 20, pp. 11-26, 2018.

Williams, Travis M. Drought Index-Based Insurance for the US Cattle Ranching Industry .  Geography Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 123, 2018.

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