I am an interdisciplinary researcher focused on systems that improve urban environments’ climate change resiliency. I am currently working with Dr. Dorea and the Public Health & Environmental Engineering (PH2E) group with a focus on faecal sludge drying rates for application to a humanitarian emergency toilet. Previously I was engaged in economic, geographic, and public health analyses of SOIL’s household sanitation service for urban Haiti.


Contaminants of emerging concern in composting toilet residuals

Obstacle or opportunity?


Connections between planetary health, indigenous sovereignty, and sports

Reflections from the 2019 British Columbia Coalition Institute


Update on the University of Victoria composting toilet project

Derisking new technology with pilot projects


Moisture sorption characteristics of fresh faeces

WEST 2019 Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Implementing composting toilet systems in BC and worldwide

BCWWA 2019 Conference, Victoria, BC, Canada


When we lost our connection to the hinterlands

The analysis of urban metabolism and declining environmental health


How to mitigate climate change – and climate change anxiety

Bob Sandford and Mary Oliver say: “Pay attention”


Talking sustainable cities

Form and function and can we do it ecologically?


Chinese firm to open (excreta-based) fertilizer plant in Uganda

Is there a market for excreta-based compost in East Africa?


Ecological sanitation’s impact on the geospatial distribution of nitrogen for agriculture

Food security and equity and more?


Ecological sanitation and the nitrogen cycle

A solution to everything?


One Planet Living

Sustainability Seminar with Cora Hallsworth


Material use in modern society

Complexity, exquisite design,...and fragility


Infrastructure development and carbon emissions

The default trajectory just won't work


Integrated water management

Balancing human water security and biodiversity integrity


Economic growth is already a thing of the past

Research into Energy Return on Investment (EROI) and the U.S. economy


No decoupling, only displacement

The use of global multi-region output-input analysis to understand international trade footprints


Stewarding the environment: is it self-serving?

Ecosystem services and modern food practices


Tools of industrial metabolism

The problem with approaching circular economy as an industrial ecologist


Tools of industrial metabolism

Introduction to material flow analysis


Technological resignation and the IPAT equation

A thought model that got too narrow


Planetary boundaries

Yet another unhelpful human construct?


Introduction to industrial metabolism

Pros and cons of the approach


Decentralized water demand management technology for urban water management

Let's get radical


Why does place matter?

And what does sanitation have to do with it?


Where does your water come from?

Sooke Lake Watershed & Reservoir Field Trip


Urban Ecological Infrastructure & Design

Composting Toilets at the University of Victoria?