My research activities include individual and collaborative, interdisciplinary projects in Belize, Tampa Bay, Mexico, and Kenya over the last decade. My research areas of focus are:

Sociocultural anthropology, environmental anthropology, ethnoecology, ethnographies of childhood, political ecology of water, environmental change, informal science education, environmental and cultural heritage, urban agriculture, and public engagement in environmental policy. Most of my current research is in Central America and the Caribbean as well as locally in Tampa Bay.


Broadly speaking, my research falls within three main themes:

1) dynamics of human-environment relationships and environmental problem-solving

2) childhood, children, and youth

3) long-term change in cultural landscapes


I have more details on current research projects, publications, media coverage, and associated student projects under the “Current Research” page links to the right.