I am an environmental historian with interdisciplinary research interests, particularly within the environmental humanities.
My research focuses on past, current and future river and wetland knowledge and management; and, approaches to weather and climate in the sciences from the nineteenth century to the present. I am especially interested in the changing environmental practices and knowledges of town and urban dwellers, industry members (farmers, miners), managers and scientists (meteorologists, ecologists, industry technicians, engineers), as well as the institutions that connect them. My research examines both historical and contemporary changes in environmental understandings, their connection with specific places and the particular environmental experiences of actors. From July 2014 to March 2015 was a Carson Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich.