Much of my research has centered on understanding environmental stress in coupled human-natural systems. I work in interdisciplinary teams of social & behavioral scientists, natural scientists, and engineers, and my focus is often on using statistical tools and computational modeling to integrate the societal, natural, and constructed aspects.
My research spans a broad range of topics, including the role of the private sector in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and investigating ways in which policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or adapt to a changing climate may either alleviate or exacerbate socio-economic inequalities. Much of my research focuses on the United States, but I have also been working for over a decade on studying the impacts of climate change on rural farming communities in Bangladesh and other parts of South Asia.
Some of the tools I use heavily in this work is Bayesian statistical analysis and agent-based modeling.