Quantifying the benefits, costs, and livelihood implications of the Sloping Land Conversion Program, a large-scale payment for ecosystem services (PES) scheme designed to protect Beijing's water supply in the Miyun Reservoir. Partner: Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Developing an approach for optimizing land use planning by accounting for trade-offs among food production and other ecosystem services, eventually extending to the CaÃ±ete Basin in Peru and the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor region of Tanzania. Partners: CIAT (International Center for Tropical Agriculture), TNC, IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute), the Water, Land and Ecosystems Program of CGIAR.
Evaluated InVEST's pollinator model in an urban area and used it to assess pollinator habitat under scenarios of change in turf grass management.
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 Extrema.
Working to use climate scenarios and ecosystem service modeling to identify and implement adaptation strategies in marine protected area and coastal zone management. Partners: WWF-US, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Belize.
Informing how changing agricultural land use driven by adaptation to water scarcity can also be an opportunity to improve habitat and environmental outcomes, while mitigating the impact to the agricultural economy. Partners: The Nature Conservancy.