Bethany uses geospatial analytics to identify science-driven solutions to enhance the social, economic, and ecological well-being of communities, particularly through recognizing and ameliorating historical patterns of marginalization. She combines geographic information systems with social network analysis and innovative public participation methods to explore local and regional sustainability solutions in the context of global change. Her interests include participatory mapping, environmental justice, and geovisualization.
- Moving dirt: soil, lead, and the dynamic spatial politics of urban gardening (2017)
- Local government capacity to respond to environmental change: Insights from towns in New York State (2017)
- Community theories of change: Linking environmental justice to sustainability through stakeholder perceptions in Milwaukee (WI, USA) (2016)