I am a team builder, and my interest is in developing knowledge that can help solve natural resource-related and health problems through the collaboration of stakeholders, practitioners, and scientistss. I consider myself human-environment geographer who focuses on the impacts of and feedbacks to landscape change. By examining the spatial extent, pattern, and coupled human-natural processes associated with change, I aim to provide better information to resource managers, local people, and institutions that can lead to improved management and policies. My particular interests lie in human drivers of and impacts from landscape fragmentation; conservation and and protected areas management; sustainable development, and health. My research involves large interdisciplinary teams. I collaborate and partner regularly with ecologists, primatologists, climatologists, anthropologists, sociologists, geographers, landscape ecologists, biologists, foresters, engineers, veterinarians, public health professionals, entrepreneurs, and local stakeholders and practitioners. Currently, my main research sites are in the Albertine Rift in Africa, eastern Oregon, and southern Africa. I am also a Faculty Fellow in the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire.
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