Livestock production, Crop production, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Water use, management and policy, Ecosystem markets, Integrated Modeling, Sustainability, Wildlife management and policy, Soil Conservation, productivity, policy
Washington State University
I am interested in how to analyze and make decisions about issues where agriculture and the environment collide. This includes a cross section of research fields such as policy, production economics, resource economics and regional economics. Current and recent projects include the use of conservation easements, elk and bison management in Yellowstone, ground and surface water contamination, manure management, invasive species, the economic returns to research, gender and risk, sexed semen in dairy cattle, decision analysis with multiple objectives, sustainability, and non-market valuation in wildlife refuges. I developed the award-winning RightRisk research and education program for risk management. I have worked with colleagues and state and federal agencies throughout the United States and in South Africa, Bolivia, and Australia.