Originally active as a worker in evolutionary ecology, ethology and population genetics, I have since shifted focus to research in environmental sciences, broadly construed. My current research interests revolve around resource management and regulatory mechanisms for effective and equitable governance; forest, landscape and restoration ecology; sustainability and climate change; and urban hydrology and water governance. Tools developed to assist me primarily stem from geoinformatics, statistical modelling, and geographic information systems (GIS).|
I am also interested in the ways that ontologies influence value systems in the consideration of instrumental vs. inherent value in sustainable fisheries management, as well as the role of science as the primary epistemology in the development of responses to the effects of environmental change. As such my work is multidisciplinary and incorporates methodologies from across the natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities.
My many outside-of-work interests include linguistics, conlanging, beer appreciation, programming, permaculture, knitting, indexing, calligraphy, hoarding books, type and book design, computer hardware, tea drinking, analogue photography, metal fabrication and carpentry, insect collecting, hiking and camping, music and literature.