Specific research interests:
- Local environmental knowledge, especially soil and agronomic knowledge, and how it can inform sustainable development strategies;
- Urban cultivation, especially the circulation of plants into and out of urban gardens; also the social networks urban cultivation helps create and how it contributes to more resilient and sustainable cities;
- Anthropogenic soils, especially Amazonian Dark Earths, their formation, and the implications of their existence for the region and on debates about the Anthropocene;
- Smallholder farming and livelihoods and how these remain viable in today’s global food systems.