I am an associate professor in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia interested in why the climate matters.
I lead a broad program of research and teaching investigates how climate variability and climate change influences society, as well as ecosystems like coral reefs. This work provides insight into the causes and effects of climate change, public attitudes about climate change, policy options, and what we can all do to adapt.
Scientists like myself are fortunate to have the opportunity to engage our curiosity about the natural world for a living. With that opportunity, comes responsibility. As a member of the Aldo Leopold Leadership Program and a Google Science Communication Fellow, I am committed to bridging the gap between the academic world and the real world. I regularly participate in public events, maintain the blog Maribo, and work with students on short videos for the internet.
Want to help? We are crowd-sourcing the funding for coastal ecosystem monitoring in the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati. All money will go towards local expenses, including stipends for i-Kiribati divers, boat hire, and fuel.