Our research group focuses on two related areas – economics of ecosystem services, and interdisciplinary studies of ecosystem and human health. Our projects have included the valuation of water quality and wetlands in the U.S., management of protected areas in Indonesia, integrated approaches to malaria control in East Africa, and linkages between biodiversity, infectious disease and human health in Madagascar. We use a variety of tools including social science surveys, benefit cost analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, nonmarket valuation, decision analysis, implementation science, social network analysis and econometrics. Our group emphasizes the policy implications of our work and we work closely with action-oriented partners.

Research team member sampling rice paddy for mosquito larvae, Tanzania

Rice paddy, Mandena, Madagascar