Our lab is unified by interest in the human use and conservation of landscapes, and how those are related to cultural, historical, and political forces.  We are committed to multi-disciplinarity, with foci on cultural, ecological, geographical, and educational foundations.  As a result we practice mixed methods research, and our fieldwork methods include historical archival work, satellite image analysis, semi-structured interviews, vegetation assessments, socio-linguistic analysis, geographic information systems, and participant observation.  We also have a strong emphasis on collaborative research, as well as making research results relevant and usable for local groups.