I am a sustainability researcher and participatory modeler specializing in environmental policy and management. Broadly speaking, I explore the complex problems of sustainability transformations. My work is grounded in systems thinking and co-design with stakeholders to foster collective learning.
The participatory methods and tools I use may be applied in a wide range of contexts. For example, I have worked with mariners who navigate in fast-changing sea-ice environments, to co-produce forecast products in support of safe, sustainable operations. I have also worked with Iñupiat coastal communities in Alaska to model the socially, economically and biophysically linked dynamics of sustainable futures. Whether it is about eliciting the needs of users of informational services and products, or working with communities to envision healthy futures, a common denominator in all projects has been a rapidly-changing decision-environment and a pressing need for adaptive or transformative action.
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“Responsible innovation as the institutional space that governs development in sea-ice social-ecological systems, runs in parallel with the creation of long-term strategies. These strategies provide a space for the prioritization of policies and approaches to resolve outlined issues and problems, focusing on ways in which sea ice observation, monitoring, and services can aid this process.”Blair, Lee & Lamers (2020)