My research interests are located at intersection of science and technology studies (STS) and environmental management. This means that I bring theoretical tools from STS into conversation with the natural resource managers and policymakers that grapple with these issues “on the ground.” I am particularly interested in questions about adaptation in knowledge infrastructures and seek to understand how they change to meet emerging technological needs as well as the shifting baselines that climate change introduces. My background in water resources provides the basis for my three main research areas:
Understanding how research infrastructures can support ocean energy innovation
Conceptualizing how science and policy interact at the water-energy (hydropower) nexus.
Exploring how ecologists deal with climate change—especially river restorationists