Building cities, farming crops, and mining ore all have changed

the face of the earth. In many of these altered places,

human design decisions control environmental processes

more than the co-evolution of landform and ecosystem.

I study these human landscapes by asking:

1) How do people reshape and change landscapes?

2) What are the dominant drivers and feedbacks that structure

these landscapes, and how do they influence downstream ecosystems

3) Can we use knowledge from 1&2 to design ecosystems better?