My research is typically situated at the confluence of resilience and adaptation, foresight, and political ecology.

Broadly speaking, my work has focused on the role of policy and institutional structures in the resilience of social-ecological systems in times of rapid change and uncertainties.

To this end, I explore the knowledge and policy-producing behaviors, structures and functions of institutions, and the ways they impact the adaptive actions and capacities of communities of actors. As a participatory modeler, I look for engaging, experiential ways to facilitate coproduction, active-collaborative learning and futures literacy. More information can be found under the main Research menu.


public policy

climate change adaptation

social-ecological systems

Earth stewardship

coastal & marine governance


climate services


participatory simulation-gaming

futures literacy

responsible innovation