Join the lab!

We are 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 wantto get experience conducting research? I frequently hire student researchers to assist with data collection, and analysis. I'm particularly interested in supporting students from underrepresented backgrounds in pursuing careers in science through the McNair Scholars Program.

Graduate students

I am currently accepting Ph.D. students through the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. More details about this opportunity are available here. I strongly encourage eligible 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'm always eager to hear from exceptional scholars eager to join the lab as postdocs or scientists. I encourage potential postdocs to contact me to discuss internal and external funding opportunities including the Ford Foundation Fellowship, the Smith Conservation Fellowship, or NSF's fellowships