is currently an Assistant Professor at Miami University with a dual appointment in the Department of Geography and the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. She directs the Sustainable Landscapes and Communities Research Lab (SLCRL).
Amélie's professional interests include contributing to research on human-environment interactions from the perspectives of landscape ecology, land change science, environmental planning, and sustainability science.
In 2011-2013 she was a postdoctoral researcher funded by a NSF - U.S. Forest Service Urban Long Term Research Area Exploratory (ULTRA-Ex) grant that was awarded to the Science Team of Chicago Wilderness, in Chicago IL.
From Fall 2009 to Spring 2011 she was a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Furman University funded by a Mellon Foundation grant through the Associated Colleges of the South programs in sustainability and the environment.
She received her B.A. degree in Biology from Earlham College, her M.S. degree in Oceanography from the University of Delaware at the former Center for Marine Studies and her Ph.D. from Purdue University in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.
In her spare time, she likes to jog with her dogs, cook French pastries and eat them (hence the need to jog), and knit (only scarves). Her favorite outdoor activities include windsurfing, and cross country skiing.