Political Ecology of Agriculture; Agri-Environmental Policy; Theories of Race, Culture, and State Power; U.S. Settler Colonialism and Imperialism; Migration; Transnational American Studies; Comparative Ethnic Studies
My research interests include the ecological and historical roles of fire in the western United States, and addressing relevant management questions. Current research includes shaded fuel break vegetation regrowth according to treatment type and site factors.
Riparian forest ecology, physical-biological interactions in river systems (e.g., effects of altered disturbance regimes on vegetation dynamics), persistence strategies of pioneer trees, floodplain restoration and water resources management.
Ethics and politics of sustainability, History and philosophy of sustainability engineering, Politics of Life Cycle Assessment, Social Life Cycle Assessment, Social acceptance of renewable energy, Engineering education for sustainability, Sustainability and justice