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 accepted for publication in the Fish and Fisheries. December 2015.
Paper accepted for publication in the European Journal of Operations Research. December 2015.
Paper on STELLA simulation models accepted for publication in the Journal of Economic Education. October 2015.
Conducted Workshop on "Pricing Biodiversity" at the University of Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka. December 21.
Conducted Workshop on "Pricing Biodiversity" at the University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka. December 17.
Presentation at the Environment for Development (EfD) Annual Meeting. Shanghai China. November 5-9.
Poster presentation at the Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. October 17-18.
Research Seminar at the Applied Economics Department at the University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN.
Presentation at the AERE Summer Conference, San Diego CA.
Students present research at the NAREA Annual Meeting. Newport, RI.
Presentation at the NAREA Annual Meeting. Newport, RI.
Presentation at the Maine Economics Conference. Brunswick, Maine
Research Seminar at the Economics Department, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.
Presentation at the W3133 Meeting, Pensacola Beach, FL.