"He not busy being born is busy dying"
- Bob Dylan
Much of my research focuses on climate policy debates - in particular their underlying political economic, ecological, and semantic dimensions and consequences. I am an ecological political economist, in short. Whether it's oil pipelines, high-speed trains, nuclear power, livestock rearing, recycling, biofuels, renewables, public transit, economic growth, plant-based proteins, or any new proposed low-carbon technologies - I am fascinated by the environmental arguments and counter-arguments made about them and their social, political economic and ecological consequences. I have previously examined ecological political economy case studies involving Alberta's bituminous sands, high-speed rail development; nuclear energy; livestock production; "sustainable protein", global aviation governance, and I am currently writing a book on the ecological political economy of "GDP growth".
Please see my research page for a detailed list of publications and research interests, and my media and teaching pages for specific areas of expertise and mentorship.