I am interested in how humans manipulate and shape the landscapes they inhabit and in particular temperate, mountain systems. My collaborative research efforts draw on geoarchaeological, biophysical, and socioecological factors to examine human causality and environmental resilience and demonstrate their relationship with the sustainability of mountain landscapes of the western Pyrenees over medium to long time intervals. We aim to understand complex processes or the contingency and behavioral variability of human agents in transforming a landscape. With further collaboration, we derived a chronostratigraphic framework in the Tarn River of southern France to better understand human-environment interaction histories and outcomes. The goal of our research is to connect the present continuously and strongly to the past so we may contribute to building a more desirable and sustainable future.
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