Our environmental sustainability team conducts both theoretical and empirical research on environmental and energy-related issues.  The team is particularly interested in institutional structure, processes, and mechanisms through which humans regulate human-nature interactions and shape environmental outcomes.  Needless to say, better governing and managing environmental and climate change issues has become one of the most critical challenges facing our planet and humanity in this century.  Our team view it as an inherently multi-faceted task, as it involves multiple interests and priorities from diverse groups of actors.  Our team’s goal is to contribute to the study of a wide range of issues related to the environment and energy, with a particular aim to inform decision-making in formulating and enacting policies across sectors, communities, and scales.