I study the interactions between people and the environment. Often that relationship is shaped by things like property rights, community responsibilities, and government rules. I study how those rights, responsibilities, and rules play out in landscapes and natural resources.
My research is often place-based. Right now, I am interested in the South Island's Mackenzie Basin.
In 2018, I was honoured to win Universities NZ's award for being a Critic and Conscience of Society. For more information, please see the link below, under 'Resources'.
- Conrow L. and Brower A. (2022) Human–wildlife competition for space: Opportunistic rare birds colonise a disaster recovery zone in Christchurch, New Zealand. Case Studies in the Environment 6(1): 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/cse.2022.1721770.
- James A. and Brower A. (2022) Levers of change: using mathematical models to compare gender equity interventions in universities. Royal Society Open Science 9(9) http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.220785.
- Perry GLW., Richardson SJ., Harré N., Hodges D., Lyver POB., Maseyk FJF., Taylor R., Todd JH., Tylianakis JM. and Yletyinen J. (2021) Evaluating the Role of Social Norms in Fostering Pro-Environmental Behaviors. Frontiers in Environmental Science 9 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2021.620125.
- Rissman AR., Daniels MC., Tait P., Xing X. and Brower AL. (2021) Conservation and privatization decisions in land reform of New Zealand's high country. Environmental Conservation 48(3): 165-173. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0376892921000126.
- Brower A. and James A. (2020) Research performance and age explain less than half of the gender pay gap in New Zealand universities. PLoS ONE 15(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226392.