I am the project leader of the NWRC’s Economic Research of Human Wildlife Conflicts project. My main research interests, publications and presentations involve the estimation of the economic impacts of invasive species and wildlife transmitted diseases. My other research includes determining the economic impact of wildlife damage management actions, determining value of natural resources, examining the economic efficiency of WS activities, and valuing wildlife caused damage, with an emphasis on the use of benefit-cost analysis and econometrics. I also hold affiliate faculty status at Colorado State University and Texas A&M University - Commerce.
Expertise Keywords: Benefit-cost analysis, wildlife damage management economics, resource valuation, economic assessments, economics, regional economic modeling, economic impact analysis
Taxonomic Groups of Interest: Brown treesnakes, feral swine, cormorants, skunks, red fox, California least tern, Mexican vampire bats
Areas of Expertise: Economic analysis of human-wildlife conflicts, with an emphasis on benefit-cost analysis, econometrics and regional economic modeling.
Current Research: Estimating the impact of bird damage to specialty fruit crops, economic evaluation of anti-microbial resistance, valuation methods for preventing bird strikes at airports, benefit-cost analysis of oral-rabies vaccination.
Ph.D., Colorado State University, "Currency boards for developing nations: past experiences and feasibility for future adoption"
Post-doctoral Economist, NWRC (2001-2003)
Mexico (vampire bats)
Economic Research or Human-Wildlife Conflicts: Methods and Applications
Last Modified: September 18, 2012