Sustainable Development Planning
Assessing the potential for the Pucallpa-Cruzeiro do Sul road to be developed with no net loss of natural capital and for mitigation measures to secure ecosystem services for local communities in a socially equitable way. Partner: The Nature Conservancy.
Developed Mapping Ecosystem Services to Human well-being (MESH), a tool for calculating and mapping ecosystem services under different landscape management scenarios.
Assessing the benefits and trade-offs of integrated systems for livestock performance, wildlife health, tick-borne disease risk, and related impacts to livelihoods through livestock and tourism income.
Developed a tool to prioritize investments in forest landscape restoration (ROOT). We are piloting the tool in Uganda and then applying it in multiple countries throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Partners: International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Resources Institute (WRI).
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.
Developing guidance and approaches for incorporating natural capital information into road planning and investments in Latin America and the Caribbean. Partner: Inter-American Development bank.
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).
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.
Developing a return on investment analysis of multiple ecosystem services and public goods provided by best management practices of Conservation Reserve Program lands, illustrating the value of land conservation programs in small, agricultural watersheds and landscapes. Partner: The Nature Conservancy.
Developed tools and approaches to map and value ecosystem services in diverse ecosystems and military contexts of DoD installations. Partner: US Department of Defense.