Beth Tellman

Assistant Professor

Beth is an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona, in the School of Geography, Development, and Environment whose research addresses the causes and consequences of global environmental change on people, with a focus on access to water, flood risk, and land use change. She engages in multiple disciplines and methods to “socialize the pixel” or understand the social processes behind environmental change captured in satellite image pixels and leverage satellite data to improve human well-being. She is a co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Floodbase, a public benefit corporation that leverages remote sensing to build flood monitoring and mapping systems for countries and parametric insurance products. Her global flood mapping work was recently featured on the cover of Nature. To learn more about her publications and projects see: