Harvard Law School

"I am interested in the law and history of global environmental monitoring, specifically the use of biological data to study climate change. My research spans questions of ecology’s interactions with climate science in the mid-twentieth century, southern hemispheric monitoring of atmospheric CO2 in the 1970s, and legal innovations to protect desert animals in the siting of renewable energy facilities. I seek to understand the ways in which courts and regulatory institutions assimilate biological and non-biological data on planetary change, and the role that animals—both as individuals and as species—have played in these complex processes."