My past research concerns environmental change and how individuals and societies respond to change. I am interested in issues of resilience, vulnerability and adaptation, and the different policy options for dealing with environmental change. I use interdisciplinary approaches, including political ecology.
Much of my past research focused on climate change and on management of coastal resources. I have worked in other contexts, particularly on terrestrial conservation and forest ecosystems. I am also engaged in ideas around ecosystem services, especially how they relate to poverty and broader understandings of well-being.
My research centres around three inter-connected themes: