I’m a researcher studying Earth system resilience, and am currently working as a PostDoc at Stockholm Resilience Centre.
I am fascinated by the co-evolution of the Earth, life, and human societies as a complex and dynamic system, and what this means for our future.
My academic research uses numerical modelling and analysis to investigate Earth System resilience in the past and future, including climate-biosphere feedbacks and tipping points, dynamics and indicators of ecological resilience, and the sustainability of socio-ecological systems.
Many of my personal interests also stem from this curiosity in the Earth system and how humans have come to co-evolve with it, and include natural history, archaeology, conservation, agroecology, environmental activism, and political philosophy. I’m also an Aikidoka, a bushcrafter, and a permaculture-influenced gardener.
If you’d like to get in contact email me about work at david.armstrongmckay [at] su [dot] se or my whole name (as the title, no gaps) [at] gmail [dot] com for other stuff.