My research investigates the relationship between land use, livelihoods and global supply chains. To do so I use a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods at scales from local to national. My PhD focuses on determining the impacts of corporate zero-deforestation initiatives on land use and livelihoods, primarily in the Brazilian soy and cattle sectors. I have previously worked on related issues in smallholder palm oil in Indonesia.
Telecoupling of land use systems, Land governance, Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity , Land use and conflict
The GLP working group Telecoupling Towards Sustainable Transformation held its fourth webinar in December 2020 to discuss the challenges and opportunities related to governing telecoupling from the perspective of company policies to reduce commodity-driven forest loss.
A new article in Environmental Research Letters provides a systematic review of the conservation and livelihood outcomes of the mechanisms that companies use to implement their forest-focused supply chain policies (FSPs)—certifications, codes of conduct, and market exclusion mechanisms.