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Optimizing Forest & Landscape Restoration, Colombia (Cartagena, Bucaramanga, Cucuta)

Identified reforestation areas based on ecosystem services and their benefits to people. Co-developed and applied the Restoration Opportunities Optimization Tool (ROOT), an ecosystem service software tool, to identify restoration opportunities that provide the greatest benefits at the lowest cost. Published the analysis for these 6 cities as part of The Nature Conservancy's 2017 report titled Beyond the Source: The environmental

Fishing, Infrastructure, and Hazard Mitigation, Woods Hole, MA, USA

Working to (i) map and quantify risks to habitat and ecosystem services from various activities in the Northwest Atlantic; (ii) proactively incorporate visibility considerations into wind farms and other large infrastructure siting and development projects, and (iii) quantify the specific communities (people and ports) affected by changes in fishing patterns driven by climate and management. Partners: US Federal government, New England state and regional leaders.

Optimizing Forest & Landscape Restoration, Espirito Santo, Brazil

Identified reforestation areas based on ecosystem services and their benefits to people. Co-developed and applied the Restoration Opportunities Optimization Tool (ROOT), an ecosystem service software tool, to identify restoration opportunities that provide the greatest benefits at the lowest cost. Partners: International Union for Conservation and Nature (IUCN).

Optimizing Forest & Landscape Restoration, Colombia (Cartagena, Medellín, Cali, Bogotá, Bucaramanga, Cucuta)

Identified reforestation areas based on ecosystem services and their benefits to people. Co-developed and applied the Restoration Opportunities Optimization Tool (ROOT), an ecosystem service software tool, to identify restoration opportunities that provide the greatest benefits at the lowest cost. Published the analysis for these 6 cities as part of The Nature Conservancy's 2017 report titled "Beyond the Source: The environmental, economic, and community benefits of source water protection." Partner: International Union for Conservation and Nature (IUCN).

Road Planning, Myanmar

Informing development of a new planned road from Dawei, Myanmar to Thailand, and quantifying and mapping natural capital across the nation to support development and implementation of the country’s Green Economy strategy. Also, mapping threats to natural capital from potential investments through China's Belt and Road Initiative. Partner: WWF

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