Program: PhD Candidate, visiting from Arizona State University, School of Geographical Science & Urban Planning
Title: Restoring a sustainable future: Integrating landscape restoration & social network analysis to address mismatches for estuary restoration

Jesse Sayles CV_March 2013

Why do we remake our world in the way that we do? What are the consequences? At a meta-level, these questions drive me. I explore them through environmental restoration, which I approach in a unique manner. We mourn the loss of opportunities once held in our landscapes and these opportunities are what we seek to restore. Seen like this, human society and culture become part of restoration. This view also makes restoration forward looking and part of adaptation. To better know our world, I try to learn from, and integrate, different types of human-environment traditions including geography, sustainability, resilience, and urban ecology.