Part of being a geographer is understanding spatial and environmental change in my own backyard. I studied coastal geomorphology in graduate school at WVU and in Brazil at UFES. While I am a human geographer, it is impossible to not understand or study our changing physical environments relationship with society. My past two decades in Georgia have afforded me the opportunity to explore and study our state's 100-mile coastline, which is rich in barrier islands and the USA's largest expanse of marshlands.
I represent my research and service to the Georgia Climate Project, which is collection of academics at public and private institutions in Georgia (USA) focused on applied research and solutions to climate change. At the Georgia Climate Project, we believe that, in the coming years, Georgia can emerge as a clear leader on climate change with a track record of rigorous analysis and constructive engagement among diverse groups leading to practical, science-based solutions that reduce risks and maximize opportunities associated with a changing climate.
To this end, I have focused my research activities in around the port city of Brunswick and Jekyll Island. I have published two pieces in the Southeastern Geographer on climate change, environmental sustainability, and sea-level rise (SLR). My research has explored the intersection of the human and physical phenomena through political ecology and critical physical geography.