BSc. in Environmental Biology (Specialized in Applied Ecology) (2014) McGill University
MSc. Candidate (started January 2015)
Agricultural systems nourish us but they also pose a threat to the environment that we are critically dependent on. My current research looks at phosphorus flows in agricultural watersheds of Quebec and examines the landscape features that impact phosphorus accumulation in certain watersheds. More generally, I am interested in agricultural landscape dynamics, food systems, and resilient agriculture.
I am interested in how we can transform our food systems to be more sustainable and just, and how resilience thinking can help us achieve those ends. I am also interested in socio-ecological transformation, and how scenario building can help us understand pathways towards a positive future.
2015: Walter M. Stewart Postgraduate Scholarship in Agriculture
2015: Recipient of the Graduate Excellence Award from McGill
Selected Publications, Presentations and Posters
Kusmer AS, Bennett EM, Solan M, Biggs R, MacPhearson T, Peterson GD, and Raudsepp-Hearne C. Bright Spots: Seeds of a Good Anthropocene. Poster session presented at: McGill Sustainability Research Symposium; 2016 Mar 9; Montreal, QC.
Cooking, walking, writing, skiing, playing tennis, gardening, and meeting my neighbors