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. (2023) Sticky Floors, Double-Binds, and Double Whammies: Adjusting for Research Performance Reveals Universities’ Gender Pay Gap is Not Disappearing. Sage Open 13(3) http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/21582440231192323.
- Gibson J., Buelow F., Black A., Macdonald LTAOT. and Brower AL. (2023) Co-Management of Kauri Dieback in the Waitākere Ranges, Aotearoa New Zealand. Case Studies in the Environment 7(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/cse.2023.1830829.
- Vosloo R., Buelow F., Page J. and Brower A. (2023) Braided rivers: Between land and water, between law an d science. New Zealand Journal of Environmental Law 26: 255-269.
- 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.