Audrey Irvine-Broque

Audrey Irvine-Broque is an MA student at the University of British Columbia. She studies the political economy of biodiversity loss, particularly the use of markets, for-profit investment and risk management towards stabilizing the impacts of extraction, emissions, and land-use change. Her research focuses on the environmental politics of coastal wetlands, including the production of “blue carbon” and “green infrastructure” benefits in mangrove forests, salt marshes, seagrass beds, and other coastal ecosystems. This research focuses on the processes through which certain ecosystems’ value gets defined, produced, and invested in (or not), as well as the challenges of securing investment and return in complex socio-ecological processes. Audrey’s research is supervised by Professor Jessica Dempsey (UBC).