Senior Research Fellow, Resilience Alliance
Allyson is responsible for research synthesis, developing programs, coordinating activities among RA members and communications. She contributes to both the RA's organizational effectiveness and research extension.
Allyson has played a leading role in developing and testing resilience assessment tools and focuses on the practical application of resilience thinking in a variety of contexts. She has led resilience assessments in a range of systems including water management in rural Tajikistan, coastal fisheries in western Canada and the restoration of large river basins in the U.S. She contributed to the Artic Council's Arctic Resilience Report, aimed at understanding the rapid changes taking place in the region and people's capacity to adapt. She recently co-authored Wayfinder.earth, a resilience guide for navigating towards sustainable futures, as part of the "Guidance for Resilience in the Athropocene: Investments for Development" (GRAID) program at the Stockholm Resilience Center.
Allyson has authored dozens of articles, reports, and book chapters on the topic of resilience practice. Recent publications focus on trade-offs with measuring resilience, complexity, and the role of resilience in transforming social-ecological systems.
Key research Interests: resilience assessment, measuring resilience, ecosystem services, collaborative practices
Member Since: 2002