Arrell Scholar, Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics
Nicholas aims to investigate the connection between climate and land to anticipate how climate change may affect farmland values. His research will help the food system navigate the uncertainties surrounding climate change and ensure communities have access to sustainable food.Learn more about Arrell Scholarships
“Exploring the relationship between climate and land values to foresee the effects of climate change on farmland can ensure sustainable access to food well into the future.”
Research Interests and Future Goals
Nicholas completed his B.A. degree at the University of Guelph in Arts Honours, Food, Agriculture, and Resource Economics with a minor in Economics. He will be working as a master’s student in the FARE department under the supervision of Dr. Brady Deaton to help improve planning at both the farm-level and government policy levels.
Why become an Arrell Scholar?
Nicholas was intrigued by the opportunity to work on a project that will explore the impacts of climate change on farmland alongside a great team of researchers. Additionally, having worked as a research assistant in the FARE department during his undergrad exposed him to a very collegial working environment, which attracted him to the master’s program and the department. Beyond his master’s, Nicholas hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics researching topics related to ensuring the sustainability of the food system from an economic perspective.