Research Interests:

  • Human-environment interactions
  • Conservation social science and protected areas
  • Environmental governance and political ecology
  • Vulnerability, adaptation and social-ecological systems
  • Conservation and development, coastal communities, small-scale fisheries

Previous Research Projects

  • Human Dimensions of Large-Scale Marine Protected Areas (Role: Co-investigator)
  • Enhancing the Governance of Marine Protected Areas (Role: PI)
  • Community Vulnerability to Multiple Socio-Economic and Biophysical Stressors (Role: PI)
  • Project IMPAACT: Building Ecosystem Resilience and Social Adaptive Capacity for Marine Conservation on the Andaman Coast of Thailand (Role: Lead Researcher – Social Component) –
  • Migrant Fishers and Transboundary Fishing in the Bay of Bengal, Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Project (Role: Project Oversight)
  • Protected Areas and Poverty Reduction Research Group, Vancouver Island University (Role: Fellow) –
  • Lutsel K’e and Thaidene Nene: A collaborative research project exploring the role of a National Park in a community’s development (Role: Principal Researcher)
  • Human Dimensions of Insect Conservation (Role: Research Assistant)
  • Management and Governance of Indigenous World Heritage Sites (Role: Research Assistant)
  • Empowerment through Aboriginal Eco-Tourism Development (Role: Research Assistant)