I am an Associate Professor in the College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University, where I teach graduate courses in the Conservation Leadership through Learning Masters Program and undergraduate courses in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources. I am also a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Previously I was based in the geography and environmental studies programs at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). My work draws on theory and methods from geography, anthropology, ecology, evolutionary biology, and economics to examine biocultural approaches to conservation, as well as the geography and evolution of cultural diversity. My students and I have conducted fieldwork in over a dozen countries.