I am an interdisciplinary environmental social scientist interested in understanding the governance of human-environment systems. My research focuses primarily on the social and institutional dimensions of environmental change, with emphasis on the systems of regulations, norms, decision-making processes and property rights (also known as institutions) that mediate human-environment interactions. Particular areas of experience include coastal and marine systems, climate change adaptation, natural resource management, and common-pool resources. The geographic scope of my research includes Australia, Brazil and the Southeast Asia-Pacific region.
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