About me

Area of Specialization 

As a Human-Environment Geographer, I study how climate change constrains or enables resource use at regional and local scales. My research emphasizes collaboration to include stakeholders in the research process for development of geographic information system (GIS)-based decision support systems. I use GIS, remote sensing, and cartographic tools to engage stakeholders in collaborative research.

Doctoral Dissertation Research

My dissertation research examines how rapid coastal erosion along Alaska's North Slope shoreline driven by sea ice loss, permafrost thaw, and sea-level rise threatens coastal community lands and assets ranging from traditional community resources to national defense systems. To enhance usability and decision relevancy for local mangers, I do this research in collaboration with affected communities.The research is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (award # 1523191)

Recent Related Projects:
Spring 2013 Arctic Studio. Arctic development scenarios. The report can be found here
NOAA Graduate Fellow with Connecticut Sea Grant. Report can be found here.
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