Evan Kutta, Ph.D.
- Ph.D., 2017 - Natural Resources: Atmospheric Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
- M.S., 2013 - Natural Resources: Water Resources, University of Missouri-Columbia
- B.S., 2012 - Natural Resources: Atmospheric Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
2017: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Water Security and Science, West Virginia University
2016: Student Mentor, Life Sciences Quest, University of Missouri
2014-2015: Research Assistant, Quantum Weather Project, Saint Louis University
2011-2013: Cooperative Observer and Operational Forecaster, University of Missouri
- Global Climatology and Meteorology
- Climate Variability and Change of West Virginia and the Appalachian Region
- Extended range forecasting techniques, seasonal change, and extreme events
- Crop and controlled environment agriculture
Dr. Kutta's primary research interests include challenges and maximize opportunity associated with climate change by increasing quantity and availability of high-quality climate data. More specific research topics include inter-annual climate variability, extended range forecasting techniques, seasonal changes, the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum, and controlled environment agriculture. Recent and ongoing research addresses global scale heat flux anomalies associated with the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, quantifying changes to seasonal start and end dates, and microclimate heterogeneity's influence on plant water stress.