Mahalo for your interest in our lab group!

Broadly, we answer questions about land use, with a particular focus on governance of tropical crop commodities. We are an interdisciplinary group, applying methods and theories from geography, remote sensing, economics, biogeochemistry, ecology, political ecology, and other related disciplines. We use tools ranging from land cover change modeling to ecological field surveys to semi-structured interviews. Thus, individuals who have experience in one or more of these disciplines, an open and flexible approach to science, field experience in terrestrial tropical environments, and/or fluency in languages beyond English are particularly well-suited for the group.

I advise students in the NREM program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Within NREM, we have research masters (Plan A), management masters (MEM), mid-career masters (Plan C) and PhD options. You can learn more about each of these degrees and requirements for admission here. I am also open to discussing post-doctoral fellowship and undergraduate/post-graduate internship possibilities.

At this time, I am not taking students for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you are interested in working with our expanding group in the future, please send me an email and we can discuss funding options. You might check out the East West Center, the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, and the Open Education Database for potential funding sources.