Fields: Environmental and resource economics, land and forest resources, ecosystem services, conservation, climate change and natural resources, non-market valuation.
I specialize in environmental and natural resource economics. My research concerns the intersection between land use and ecosystem service provision. I use microeconomic theory and micro-econometric tools to study how landowners make decisions, how land-use decisions affect ecosystem services, how the public values ecosystem services, and how policy can be designed to internalize externalities associated with land-use decisions. My empirical applications have focused on topics such as land-use change, land conservation, lakeshore development, biodiversity management, forest management under climate change, protected areas and open-space, coastal ecosystem service provision, salmon conservation, organic agriculture, land development impacts on water withdrawals, and invasive species management in lakes.
For a list of my research publications please see my Vita and also refer to my Google Scholar page.
For more detailed information on my projects, please visit my research projects webpage.