My current research falls within the following three main topic areas:
- Rethinking the conservation of biodiversity in the context of global change (e.g., assisted colonization, invasive species, novel ecosystems)
- Social dimensions of biodiversity conservation (e.g., stakeholder perceptions and deliberation)
- Metaphor, environmental science and society
Initially trained as an evolutionary ecologist (studying pollination systems), my current research is interdisciplinary and uses empirical, social and philosophical methods to critically examine questions related to the conservation of biodiversity. It draws upon disciplines such as conservation biology, environmental ethics, invasion biology, ecolinguistics (language and environment), environmental sociology, philosophy and sociology of science, public understanding of science, science communication, and science studies.