Welcome to the Attari Lab

Our lab is dedicated to solving problems related to human behavior, resource use, and climate change. The range of research spans work on perceptions, motivations, and biases of how people understand complex systems and use natural resources. The work done at the lab has strong links to environmental and cognitive science. The lab’s members are a dedicated group of students and fellows.

Joe is a Research Associate in SPEA. His research is centered on pro-environmental behavior and the connections between sustainable consumption and well-being. He likes getting outdoors when he can and playing tabletop games when he can't.

Joe is a Research Associate in SPEA. His research is centered on pro-environmental behavior and the connections between sustainable consumption and well-being. He likes getting outdoors when he can and playing tabletop games when he can't.

Joe Kantenbacher
Research Associate

Deidra is an Environmental Science PhD student in SPEA. As an undergrad, she researched environmental education in children and studied sustainable development at an Ecovillage in Wales; now she is interested in understanding how to overcome barriers that discourage individuals from making environmentally-conscious decisions. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, wine, and rescuing shelter cats.

Deidra is an Environmental Science PhD student in SPEA. As an undergrad, she researched environmental education in children and studied sustainable development at an Ecovillage in Wales; now she is interested in understanding how to overcome barriers that discourage individuals from making environmentally-conscious decisions. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, reading, wine, and rescuing shelter cats.

Deidra Miniard
PhD Student

Savannah keeps everyone entertained as she chases chipmunks and squirrels. She also lazes around the lab. She thinks she is a lap dog, so if you sit still, she will sit on your lap. Lick. Snuggle.

Savannah keeps everyone entertained as she chases chipmunks and squirrels. She also lazes around the lab. She thinks she is a lap dog, so if you sit still, she will sit on your lap. Lick. Snuggle.

Savannah
Lab Mascot

Ankit is a Data Science graduate student at School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. His research is focused on understanding the human sentiments associated with imagining the future impact of energy use on the environment by using Machine Learning. He loves running and meditating, and is a sucker for sweets.

Ankit is a Data Science graduate student at School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. His research is focused on understanding the human sentiments associated with imagining the future impact of energy use on the environment by using Machine Learning. He loves running and meditating, and is a sucker for sweets.

Ankit Mathur
Masters Student




Lab Alumni

Steven Bakovic • Andy BarnesBronson Bast •  Erich Christian • Jared Eichmiller • Claire Dorner Undergrad IU • Ian Ford • Shree Harsha Sridharmurthy • Kelsey Hinton Community Water Center in CA • Benjamin Inskeep EQ Research • Carissa Knox PhD program at University of Michigan• Daniel Lundberg Indiana Finance Authority• Michelle Lute WildEarth Guardians in MT • Drew Marcantonio PhD program University of Notre Dame • Tyler Marghetis • Kerry Neil • Shahera Omar • Kelsey Poinsatte-Jones • Nick Posawatz • Cale Reeves PhD program UT Austin • Zac Ruzycki Dept of Commerce in MN •Greer Ryan Center for Biological Diversity in CA • Yu Song  Janine Tang • Tarlie Townsend PhD program University of Michigan • Kurt Waldman Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography IU •Seth Watkins