Dr. Shrinidhi Ambinakudige, is a Professor in the Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University. His research comprises both physical and human geographical approaches. Broadly, his research focuses on nature-society interactions, specifically the human dimensions of global environmental change. He seeks to explain how human knowledge, actions, and practices influence environmental change, and how those environmental changes further affect human actions, and human vulnerabilities. He has examined environmental changes such as land use and land cover, glacial retreat, biodiversity, and vegetation changes. His research study sites span from sites span from North America (U.S., Canada and Mexico) and South America (Andes) to Europe, Central Asia (Tajikistan), and South Asia (India and Nepal). As a human geographer, he also studies the US South, Race, and internal migration flows in the US and Europe.