Coupled human-natural systems in coastal settings; complex socioecological systems; climate vulnerability and sustainable development; deltaic, estuarine and shallow marine sediment transport
My research interests are broadly interdisciplinary, centering on large river deltas and how climate, ecology, fluvio-marine processes, and institutions interact to shape deltaic floodplains, coasts, and nearshore environments.
I use integrated quantitative and qualitative methods such as numerical models and ethnography to explore complex feedbacks between coastal dynamics, global change (sea level rise, increased storm activity), and human activity (land use, agriculture, infrastructure, water diversion). Stakeholder involvement is an integral part of my research approach.
Beyond human timescales, I am interested in the fate of river-borne material once it enters the ocean, and how particulate transfer across the land-sea boundary changes in space and time.
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- SEES Fellow, National Science Foundation, 2014
- Visiting Scholar, Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University Bloomington, 2016