Corey Scher

Corey Scher

PhD Student in Earth and Environmental Sciences

City University of New York

My doctoral research leverages geophysics and dense time series of satellite imaging radar data to study water conflict and war impacts from space.

I’m a PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center and work in close coordination with the Conflict Ecology group at Oregon State.

In addition to academic research, I collaborate on journalistic and humanitarian investigations at the interface of conflict and environment. My work supporting visual reporting has appeared in outlets like the New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, BBC, CNN, Der Spiegel, NPR, the Times, and others.


  • Geodesy
  • Geography
  • Synthetic aperture radar (interferometry)


  • PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences, (expected 2024)

    Graduate Center at the City University of New York

  • MS in Geology, 2019

    City University of New York

  • Bachelors in Geology, 2017

    University of California, Berkeley