Incorporated ecosystem services into coastal zone planning. Partners: Inter-American Development Bank, the consulting firm Downstream Strategies, Barbados Coastal Zone Management Unit.
Co-developing guidelines and implementing monitoring programs to understand how investments in watershed conservation and restoration are improving ecosystem services and livelihoods in collaboration with water funds and research partner Camboriú.
Working to identify and test new data technologies for scaling the use of information on climate change, coastal processe, and ecosystem services into Integrated Coastal Zone Management across the Caribbean and Latin America. Partners: IDB, NGOs, academics and governments of The Bahamas, Mexico, and Belize.
Developed a Master Plan for Andros Island that will promote sustainable development and ensure the long-term viability of forests, wetlands, reefs, and biodiversity that underpin the economy and support livelihoods. Partners: Government of The Bahamas, University of The Bahamas, The Nature Conservancy, the Inter-American Development Bank
Worked to integrate ecosystem service models for coastal habitats into an optimization framework to understand where proposed restoration and conservation projects related to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill would achieve multiple recreation and coastal risk reduction goals. Partners: The Nature Conservancy.
Improving the ability of governments, private investors, and other decision-makers to assess the long-term sustainability of infrastructure projects in the global Artic and elsewhere.
Using ecosystem service information to zone various activities to preserve natural and cultural heritage values on Chiloé island. Partners: Center for Studies and Conservation of Natural Heritage, Audubon.
Worked to test methods for using ecosystem service modeling to assess the costs and benefits of alternative climate adaptation options. Partners: WWF-US, Belize government.