My research can be broadly construed as human dimensions of natural resources management, incorporating elements of: critical resource geography, coupled socio-ecological systems, political ecology, environmental planning, geographic information science, and complexity studies. This portfolio of interdisciplinary and applied research informs management of public lands and protected areas on climate change adaptation (assessing preferences trade-offs), recreational visitor use (in wilderness and the wildland-urban interface), and extractive industries development (primarily hardrock mining).

Core affiliations at University of California, Merced include the Ernest and Julio Gallo Management Program, Environmental Systems Graduate Group, Sierra Nevada Research Institute, and the Center for Parks and Protected Areas Leadership.

Follow my research, a list of publications and links to articles can be found at Google Scholar and ResearchGate.