Some of her work has been research-oriented, for instance, to understand the role of the environment in broader geopolitical processes including peacebuilding, or to explore the implications of the politics of scale inherent in multi-scalar governance models like transboundary conservation. Recent work is more applied and solution-oriented research, for instance to explore solutions to coastal risks, to increase participation in the management of risks, or to explore policy and institutional constellations to deal with multi-level governance frameworks.