I am an environmental and resource economist working as an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Colby College. I am on sabbatical for 2015-2016 and am visiting the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota. I also hold a "by courtesy" appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Portland State University.
My main research is focused on studying the intersection of land use, ecosystem services, and conservation. I use choice experiment surveys to analyse public preferences for ecosystem services and environmental policy, and dynamic and spatial resource allocation models to study optimal land use.
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Paper on community forestry in Nepal published in the World Bank Research Digest. June 2016
Paper co-authored with Colby student published in the Maine Policy Review. June 2016.
Paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Environmental Management. February 2016.
Paper on a classsroom land conservation game accepted for publication in the Journal of Economic Education. January 2016.
Paper accepted for publication in the Fish and Fisheries. December 2015.
Paper accepted for publication in the European Journal of Operations Research. December 2015.
Student presenting research at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop. Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. November 12-13.
Poster presentation at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. November 12-13.
Conducted two-day Capacity Building Short Course the Economics of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity for IUCN-Sri Lanka, Environment Ministry and the Forest Department. August 2016
Conducted Capacity Building Short Course on Policies for Land Conservation for REDD+ Program in Sri Lanka. August 2016
Students presenting research at the NAREA Annual Meeting. Bar Harbor, ME. June 20th 2016.
Presentations at the NAREA AM and the Workshop. Bar Harbor, ME. June 20th 2016.
Research Seminar at USGS. Reston, VA, April 13th 2016.
Participant at CFARE workshop on developing a national framework to quantify ecosystem service benefits. Washington D.C. April 12th 2016.
Presentation at the AERE Sessions at the Midwest Economic Association Meeting. Chicago, IL, April 1st 2016.
Research Seminar at the Dyson School at Cornell University. Ithaca, NY, March 11th, 2016.