Welcome! I am the William R. Moomaw Assistant Professor of International Environment and Resource Policy at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. I also direct the Program in Agriculture, Forests and Biodiversity at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy at Fletcher. 

I'm dedicated to producing scientific evidence for addressing and coping with environmental change. Much of my research focuses on the future of agriculture and forests in a changing climate in developing countries. 

My work is often quantitative, has involved mixed methods, and often involves researching interactions between earth systems, human behavior, and institutions. I favors empirical methods when possible and I often collect or assemble novel datasets to overcome data gaps in the regions or on the topics that I study. 

Recent research in my group includes projects on policies for preventing tropical deforestation, the sustainable intensification of tropical agricultural production in a changing climate, interventions for reducing food loss, the resilience of diversified farming systems, crop pests in a changing climate, and the ecosystem services that forests provide neighboring farms, energy systems, and ecosystems.