Because my department at New York University does not yet have a PhD or master’s program in environmental studies, in the 2023-2024 academic year there are no graduate student positions open in my research group.

Broadly, students and post-docs who work with me 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.