In the broadest sense, students who work with me share an interest in the governance of natural resources. Collectively our current projects address mining, oil and gas industries, large and small scale agriculture, energy, forestry and conservation. In each instance we are interested in contestation over the governance of these sectors and their implications for patterns of rural, regional and national change. We engage with debates in political ecology, development studies, sustainability science, and science studies as well as, of course, geography. While our work is largely concentrated in Latin America, members also sustain research in South-East Asia and the US. We engage with each other on the basis of our shared theoretical, empirical and applied interests rather than a particular regional focus. We pursue individual and joint projects, and meet on a regular basis to discuss our work collectively.