Sustainable Development Planning
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.Collaborators: International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), World Resources Institute (WRI).
Working with IPBES to advance ecosystem services science globally.
Applying social media data to better measure visitation in city parks and green space. Collaborators: The New School, SUNY-Buffalo
Developed tools and approaches to map and value ecosystem services in diverse ecosystems and military contexts of DoD installations.Collaborator: US Department of Defense.
Evaluated InVEST's pollinator model in an urban area and used it to assess pollinator habitat under scenarios of change in turf grass management.
Created a customized decision support software tool (MAFE-T) to account for ecosystem services and terrestrial biodiversity when assessing development impacts and designing offsets, supporting fulfillment of Colombiaâ€™s national compensatory mitigation policy. Partners: Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy.
Assessing the impacts of coal mine expansion on drinking water quality regulation services and evaluate the potential to mitigate impacts to local communities through conservation and restoration. Partners: Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy.
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).
Integrating natural capital valuation into spatial plans guiding development and conservation on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. Partners: Stanford University, WWF.
Developing and testing a modeling approach to assess the flood mitigation service provided by natural ecosystems. Partners: Stanford University, WWF Myanmar, Stockholm Environmental Institute. Collaborator: Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative.