My research focuses on the interactions between dynamic human and natural systems. I use remote sensing and spatio-temporally explicit models to study these processes at spatial and temporal scales typically prohibitive for studies based on ground observations only. Currently, we are developing methods to better quantify the spatial arrangement and temporal dynamics of natural systems using time-series of remote sensing data and examining the interactions between socio-economic and biophysical systems that lead to these dynamics.
I examine the interactions between human activities and natural systems at landscape to regional-level scales with particular interest in studying the impacts of human activities on the spatio-temporal dynamics of natural systems. I use remotely sensed data and spatially explicit models to better understand the interactions between human and natural systems.