My name is Pat Keys, and I am a research scientist, focused on global sustainability challenges, including climate change impacts, cross-scale security risks, and social-ecological tele-connections.

In 2016, I received my PhD from the Stockholm Resilience Centre (at Stockholm University). My PhD research sought to understand the dynamics between sources and sinks of atmospheric moisture, particularly how socially-driven changes in evaporation could be related to downwind, terrestrial precipitation. To see my most recent work, check out my publications page.

Beyond my PhD research, I have examined climate change impacts (e.g. food security in the UAE and sea level rise in Vietnam), the relationship between drought and conflict in sub-Saharan Africa, and the role of science fiction in developing more realistic future scenarios of global sustainability.

If you want to follow what I’m up to, I maintain a blog, as well a twitter account, both under the moniker @watersecurity.