Researcher biography

Angela is an interdisciplinary scientist applying methods from the natural and the social sciences to address environmental problems. Her research is directed to the analysis of complex social-ecological systems where multiple social, economic and environmental objectives and values compete. Angela develops and applies research methods that account for the human and ecological dimensions of conservation and sustainability problems. She draws on systems thinking theory, and applies network science theory and methods to develop approaches that can take into account the complex interdependencies that exist between the human and ecological aspects of environmental problems.

Angela’s post-doctoral work at CBCS included a project on understanding barriers for sustainable production and consumption along supply chains of agricultural commodities, another on identifying barriers and drivers of success for threatened species recovery programs, and a third one on incorporating human values into landscape restoration decisions. 

Her doctoral researched investigating the benefits and constraints in collaborative environmental governance, with a focus on scale mismatches and institutional fit.