Broadly, I am interested in the politics of conservation and environmental governance - in how access to natural resources is defined and contested by resource users, experts, civil society and the state. More specifically, I consider how science is incorporated into environmental policy and how resource management and conservation policies are negotiated by multiple actors across scales. I have studied both eco-tourism and marine protected areas as examples of conservation interventions, in Belize and Kiribati as well as international policy venues. I draw on, and contribute to, three bodies of literature: political ecology, common property, and science and technology studies.
My current and recent research projects include:
- Human Dimensions of Large-Scale Marine Protected Areas
- Collaborative Event Ethnography to study Global Conservation Governance
- Volunteer Tourism as Conservation and Development Tool
For a full list of publications, see: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=1J0rcGAAAAAJ&hl=en