Our research group shares a common interest in the processes and linkages that govern dynamics in social-ecological systems. We approach restoration ecology, ecohydrology, and sustainability science by studying how localized interactions scale up to shape system behaviors.

tagxedo 4 dark hiresIn January 2012, I joined the faculty at the University of Georgia, with joint appointments in the Odum School of Ecology and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. I study sustainability in African dryland social-ecological systems. More recently, I have also been working in restoration ecology in tidal marshes, maritime forests, and meadows on the Georgia coast, and studying the use of goats in urban social-ecological restoration.

Also, at UGA, I am an affiliate of the Center for Integrative Conservation Research, which offers a Ph.D program in Integrative Conservation. Students may enter the program through Ecology, Forestry & Natural Resources, Anthropology, Geography, or Marine Science. It’s a very exciting, cutting edge program, with unique and powerful training for tomorrow’s sustainability practitioners and scholars. There are few, if any programs like it. The students are amazing.  Check it out!

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