My research interests lie in conservation, movement ecology, and population biology of migratory organisms, especially birds. In particular, I am interested in understanding how seasonal interactions influence population dynamics, movement, and behavior between different periods of the annual cycle.
Examining the processes of developing and implementing landscape-level conservation across complex social-ecological systems, with an emphasis on understanding the role of local stakeholders in conservation decision-making.
Coupled social-ecological systems, with an analytic focus on dynamics of power, conflict, and resilience. Environmental governance also figures prominently in my research. My work coalesces around two geographies: Lao PDR and Afghanistan.
Civic ecology practices in coastal communities, environmental education, the political ecology of plastics, citizen science and participatory observatories for microplastic pollution in coastal zones of the North Atlantic and Mediterranean systems.
Explore the interaction of energy poverty, energy security and energy sovereignty through (a) analysis of energy systems vulnerabilities at the national scale, (b) assessment of energy needs and resources of rural communities at the local scale, and (c) development of sustainable energy solutions to improve the security of energy systems and enhance livelihood opportunities of local communities in Tajikistan.
I’m creating an educational resource for public garden education staff that incorporates recent findings from climate and science education research with the particular interests and strengths of public gardens in mind
I study the effect of human development activities on the behavior and population structure of forest birds in the Chilean temperate forests, both in mainland and oceanic islands. For my dissertation, I investigate how the deforestation for firewood and cleaning for cattle and agriculture affects habitat use and survival of Magellanic woodpeckers.