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'.
- 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.
- Brower A., Harding M., Head N. and Walker S. (2020) South Island high country: let’s get it right this time. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 44(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.20417/nzjecol.44.11.
- Brower A. (2018) What Drives Environmental Decisions in a Contested, but Loved, Landscape? Case Studies in the Environment 2(1): 1.40-5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/cse.2018.001479.
- Brower A., Sprague R., Vernotte M. and McNair H. (2018) Agricultural intensification, ownership, and landscape change in the Mackenzie Basin. Journal of New Zealand Grasslands 80: 47-54.
- Brower AL., Heijs L., Kimani R., Ross J. and Doscher C. (2018) Compliance with biodiversity compensation on New Zealand’s public conservation lands. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 42(1): 11-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.20417/nzjecol.42.4.