I am a geographer with research and teaching interests in agricultural landscape change, water resource management, climate change and environmental governance in the context of rural working landscapes; and the ways in which laws and institutions might evolve to better reflect changing geographies and facilitate social-ecological transformation when necessary.
My current research is focused on the human dimensions of forest and range management in the Pacific Northwest and the role collaborative conservation is playing in enhancing social-ecological resilience. I’m especially interested in human-wildlife interactions and strategies for reducing conflict and enhancing coexistence.
Most of my research takes place in the U.S. West, but I’m also involved in comparative research in Australia and Kenya. I am a qualitative researcher committed to co-producing knowledge with people who have direct experience with natural resource management. One of the best parts of my job is working with and learning from creative, passionate, inquisitive graduate students.