Maryia Bakhtsiyarava

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Minnesota Population Ctr
Room 50 WilleyH
225 19th Ave S

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Geography, Environment & Society and a graduate trainee in Population Studies at the Minnesota Population Center. I am interested in applying and developing new ways in which GIS, spatial analysis and remote sensing help us study human-environmental processes. My interests include population studies, climate change, migration, and reproductive health.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • B.S.: Geography (GIS), Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, 2014.

Curriculum Vitae

Research & Professional Activities


  • Research Assistant, IPUMS-International, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota: 2017 - present
  • Research Assistant: Terra Populus, Integration of census data and administrative boundary data, 2014 - 2017
  • HEGIS Lab
  • Bakhtsiyarava, M., Grace, K., & Nawrotzki, R. (2017). Climate and Birthweight: Investigating Agricultural livelihoods in Kenya and Mali. American Journal of Public Health: published online before print October 26, 2017. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2017.304128.
  • Bakhtsiyarava, M., & Nawrotzki, R. (2017). Environmental Inequality and Pollution Advantage among Immigrants in the United States. Applied Geography, 81. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.02.013. [This paper was also featured in the London School of Economics’ USA Politics and Policy Blog].
  • Nawrotzki, R. J., DeWaard, J., Bakhtsiyarava, M., & Ha, J. T. (2016). Climate shocks and rural-urban migration in Mexico: Exploring nonlinearities and thresholds. Climatic Change 140 (2). DOI: 10.1007/s10584-016-1849-0.
  • Nawrotzki, R. J., & Bakhtsiyarava, M. (2016). International Climate Migration: Evidence for the Climate Inhibitor Mechanism and the Agricultural Pathway. Population Space & Place. DOI: 10.1002/psp.2033.
  • Bakhtsiyarava, Maryia. (2010). Population changes in Europe. Wide World (GCSE geography). – Philip Allan Updates. – v.21 №3.
  • Council of Graduate Students Conference Travel Grant, University of Minnesota, 2017
  • Ralph H. Brown Prize for Best Graduate Student Publication Award. Department of Geography, University of Minnesota, 2017
  • Minnesota Population Center Research Collaboration Award, 2016