Join the lab!

I am building a lab of researchers eager to advance understanding of conservation policy through rigorous science.  Although our lab crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries, we place a particular emphasis on the use of economics to tackle questions from land systems science. If you like to get lost in big datasets, think carefully about research design, and pursue science to improve environmental and social outcomes you'll fit right in.



Are you a UCSB environmental studies student and would like to get experience conducting research? I occasionally have openings for student researchers to assist with computer-based data collection, geospatial analysis and statistical modeling. I'm particularly interested in supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds in pursuing careers in science through the McNair Scholars Program.

Graduate students

In the coming year, I plan to recruit 1-2 exceptional Ph.D. students through the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. If you're interested in joining the lab, please familiarize yourself with the Bren School and its admissions process. If this looks like a good fit, send me an email introducing yourself along with your CV. I strongly encourage candidates to apply for the NSF's Graduate Research Fellowship Program (due in mid-October). Please contact me early so I can help you develop a strong proposal.

Postdocs and staff

I am hiring a research specialist focused on data management and analysis to support work on zero-deforestation commitments in Southeast Asia. The full job description is available on the UC Recruit website. In addition, I am eager to collaborate with other scholars. I encourage potential postdocs to explore external funding possibilities such as the Ford Foundation Fellowship, the Smith Conservation Fellowship, or NSF's fellowships. If you'd like to collaborate on an application to one of these programs, please send me an email introducing yourself.