Through investments of more than US$150 billion in conservation and development initiatives since 2000, China has established the highest rate of reforestation worldwide, while alleviating poverty in rural inland regions.
Informing spatial planning in Kalimantan at island and district levels, motivating the designation of the Heart of Borneo as a Strategic National Area to protect environmental values, and generating funding for management of the area. Partner: WWF.
Conducting stakeholder engagement and modeling of land use decisions on surface and marine water quality. Project goals include estimating the recreational and non-use value impacts of future land use scenarios in a large watershed that crosses State boundaries and providing guidance to prioritize conservation activity. Partners: Massachusetts Audubon, University of Rhode Island.
Using integrated watershed management for resilient development in Latin America.
Worked to understand linkages between land and sea--specifically, how activities in coastal watersheds might impact the delivery of ecosystem services from marine systems. Partner: The Nature Conservancy.
Worked to understand and communicate (through coastalresilience.org) where coastal habitats provide protection from sea-level rise and storms in the Gulf of Mexico and along the US east coast. Partner: The Nature Conservancy.