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. Currently, I am engaged in projects to assess the impacts of corporate zero-deforestation initiatives and Indigenous forest tenure formalization processes on land use and livelihoods, primarily in the Brazil and 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.