I am a 'people person'; I love talking to people and hearing their stories; I love traveling to rugged and remote places, and through my work I learn lots about people and their environments.
I am a human-environment geographer with interests in human dimensions of natural resource management, demography, food security, conservation, global environmental change, and sustainability. My main focus in my teaching and research is the social and ecological changes in landscapes and the local and regional feedback loops related to health, climate, wildlife, and livelihoods.
My interdisciplinary work incorporates a variety of social science, applied ecology, forestry, and geospatial tools.
I am also the director of the Masters of the Environment professional degree program. To find out more, go here: www.colorado.edu/menv