I examine how cities and farms (and the relationship between them) can better manage resources to ensure food security and water quality and a rapidly changing world. I focus on how we can better manage nutrients (phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium, and carbon) in diverse socio-ecological contexts.
I focus on how we can better manage nutrients (phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium, and carbon) in diverse socio-ecological contexts.
I use quantitative (substance flow analysis, spatial mapping, statistical analyses) and qualitative (stakeholder workshops, interviews, surveys) methods when answering research questions about
- how resources flow across landscapes,
- the effect of cross-scale socio ecological context on resource flows,
- how socio-ecological context creates barriers and enablers to sustainable transformations, and
- how the management of one resource interacts with other sustainability priorities like climate change in order to help transform urban and agricultural landscapes towards sustainability.