I am a complex systems scientist in the Schools of Human Evolution & Social Change and Complex Adaptive Systems at Arizona State University. My research interests center around long-term human ecology, landscape dynamics, and the multi-dimensional interactions between social and biophysical systems. I have long running collaborative projects in the Mediterranean (Upper Pleistocene through mid-Holocene), and have done fieldwork in Spain, Bosnia, the American Southwest, and various other locales in North America. My work spans hunter-gatherer and early farming societies, geoarchaeology, lithic technology, and evolutionary theory, with an emphasis on human/environmental interaction, landscape dynamics, and techno-economic change.

Quantitative and computational methods are critical to complex systems science, archaeological research, and socioecological sciences in general. They play an integral role my research, especially computational modeling, geospatial technologies (including GIS and remote sensing), data science, and visualization.

I am an advocate for open, transparent science. In addition to contributing to the GRASS GIS community, I serve as Director of CoMSES.Net and the Open Modeling Foundation, promoting open scientific computation for social and ecological sciences.