Cross-disciplinary by nature, my work spans ecology, economics and social sciences. My research centers on finding new ways to improve environmental outcomes in landscapes that are important to both people and nature.  Specifically, I have pioneered research that explores (i) how human and ecological systems interact to influence conservation initiatives, ii) new uses for crowd-sourced and remotely sensed information in sustainability science, and iii) new spatial and analytical tools for sustainable decisions in multi-use landscapes.

HOT NEWS: I’m now based in the Norwegian Arctic at the University of Tromø. I’m very excited to be joining Vera Hausner & Per Faulchald in the Arctic Sustainability Lab.


In my current work in the Arctic Sustainability Lab I am working to understand the effects of globalization on the Arctic. People are an integral part of this landscape, and crucial to ongoing efforts to maintain healthy ecosystems in the face of global change. I am also working on projects exploring the impacts of tourism on protected areas; designing cross-disciplinary solutions for better conservation outcomes from infrastructure development; and developing new approaches for conservation planning and prioritization of nomadic and migratory species.

My work spans a range of scales, from single–species management, to continental and global-scale land use planning. Recent results have national and global significance for conservation planning and biodiversity policy.

I’m currently based at AMB (my primary location) at the University of Tromsø, Norway and hold an adjunct position at the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, University of Queensland, Australia. I’m also Associate Editor at Ecology & Evolution.

Another thing you should know is that I really love birds!