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Adjunct Associate Professor of Geography • Environmental History; Environmental Policy; Political Ecology • PhD University of Washington, 2007
Environment-Society

Research Interests

Broadly speaking, my research investigates challenges and opportunities confronting individuals, communities, markets and governments that pursue environmental protection and economic development objectives simultaneously. More specifically my research seeks to (a) detail how environment and development policy objectives are defined rhetorically, substantiated scientifically, organized administratively and negotiated politically; (b) expose program/policy tensions that produce undesirable and inequitable social and ecological outcomes; and (c) describe the emergence of new governance arrangements that reconcile program tensions and produce alternative outcomes. I am currently writing a book titled PoliticalNature that further explores these topics.