Socio-ecological systems research training
My work explores the concept of seed sovereignty in developed agricultural economies from both a theoretical and practical standpoint. I am interested in how and why farmers participate in local or alternative seed systems, and the role of such seed systems in supporting socially and environmentally sustainable agri-food systems.
As a member of Martino Tran’s Urban Predictive Analytics Lab (part of the School of Community and Regional Planning and the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability), I work on several inter-related research projects, whose common theme is the collection and analysis of large urban data sets. I use modelling techniques, such as agent-based and statistical modelling, to better understand urban systems and smart cities.
I am particularly interested in the ways research can be communicated to the public and used in the realms of policy and decision-making.