2008, I've been an Assistant Research Professor with Biosphere 2 at the
University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. I teach and mentor graduate
students with the School of Natural Resources and Environment
at the University of Arizona.
My research interests focus on understanding how humans interact with
their environment and affect ecological processes. My research program
is primarily directed at developing an understanding of anthropogenic
influences on ecosystems, with specific focus on the ecology of cities.
A large part of this research program involves understanding the
ecological performance of designed elements of the built environment
and green infrastructure in cities, and how this is particular to arid
environments. This research draws on a resilience perspective to
integrate ecological and social sciences to understand how decision
making affects the sustainability of socio-ecological systems.
Ultimately these data provide an assessment of ecosystem health and the
provision of ecosystem services, indicating how cities and environments
respond to decision making, planning, design, and global