In my teaching and research, I focus on how we define the intersection of the public interest with environment and natural resources through collective processes in varied organizational settings. This includes addressing dimensions of social justice and equity in environment and natural resources.
My graduate students have worked on projects related to forest and watershed policy and planning with consideration of citizen participation, the integration of science and social values, and definitions of property. I also have collaborated with colleagues to assess policy and planning dimensions of non-timber forest product gathering and the organizational dynamics of linking population, health, and environment projects. In my current research, I work with colleagues to better understand how we define and address climate change in multi-jurisdictional settings for watershed and forest ecosystem planning and management.