Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2018-2019
Ph.D. Student, Department of Anthropology, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, and North Central Climate Science Center
Research Summary:I am an applied researcher focusing on issues of how humans and environments interact, and how we as a global society can do so in ways that ensure long-term sustainability and ecosystem integrity. In the past this has included work on community recovery from natural disaster processes and the vulnerability of land-based livelihoods (such as ranching, outdoor recreation, and farming) to changes in climate. My current work blends anthropological, geographic, climate, and ecosystem science to investigate how different value systems, technologies, ways of understanding nature, and modes of resource governance shape water security and sustainability at the hydrological basin scale.