I am an anthropologist who studies the intersections of culture, environment, ecology, evolution, economics, and politics. My work is grounded in long-term ethnographic research with Indigenous communities in the Arctic, and extends to collaborations with researchers working in other parts of the world. Using qualitative and quantitative methods, I study the social and ecological dynamics of cooperation and collective action in a variety of contexts, from subsistence economies, social networks, and institutions to conservation, environmental governance, and sustainability. My goal is to generate insights on social dilemmas that arise when individual interests and the common good imperfectly align, supporting efforts to enhance environmentally sustainable and socially just connections between people and nature.

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