My work is focused on the interactions between humans and nature in the aftermath of
natural disasters and war.  I am particularly interested in how these interactions relate  
to social-ecological system resilience, or in other words, how humans and their       
interactions with nature are related to a system's ability to bounce back after being

I approach this work as a hybrid anthropologist/ ecologist and draw heavily from fields
such as
ecological anthropology, social-ecological systems resilience theory, and
international relations theory.  Sub-disciplines and areas of interest include Community
Forestry, Community-Based Natural Resource Management, Ecological Engineering,
Cultural Anthropology and Symbolism, Human Dimensions of Natural Resource
SSTR (Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction), and the
Human Security paradigm.  An emerging area of inquiry and practice is Civic Ecology.
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