Sustainable Development Planning
Assessing the regional planning implications of Ecosystem Function Conservation Area (EFCA) designations in Hainan Island, a high value biodiversity and ecosystem service provision area that is rich in rubber plantations critical for local livelihoods. Partners: Stanford University, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Helped to create a spatial plan for the Primeras et Segundas marine reserve, as well as to integrate natural capital in its national planning system and national accounts, highlighted as one of its strategic objectives in the countryâ€™s five year national development plan. Partners: Stanford University, WWF. Collaborator: Government of Mozambique.
Using integrated watershed management for resilient development in Latin America.
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. Collaborators: International Union for Conservation and Nature (IUCN).
Technical support to apply the RIOS watershed planning tool to guide climate adaptation planning. Partners: Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy. Collaborator: International Tropical Agriculture Center (CIAT), and The World Bank.
Worked to integrate ecosystem service models for coastal habitats into an optimization framework to understand where proposed restoration and conservation projects related to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill would achieve multiple recreation and coastal risk reduction goals. Partners: The Nature Conservancy, Stanford.
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 countryâ€™s Green Economy strategy. Also, mapping threats to natural capital from potential investments through China's Belt and Road Initiative. Partners: Stanford University, WWF.
Developing and applying an expanded mitigation approach to account for and compensate the negative impacts communities experience as a result of environmental degradation due to development. Applied framework to a case study of mining development in the Cesar Department in Colombia. Partners: Stanford University, The Nature Conservancy.
Working to identify and test new data technologies for scaling the use of information on climate change, coastal processe, and ecosystem services into Integrated Coastal Zone Management across the Caribbean and Latin America. Partners: Stanford. Collaborators: IDB, NGOs, academics and governments of The Bahamas, Mexico, and Belize.
Developed tools and approaches to map and value ecosystem services in diverse ecosystems and military contexts of DoD installations. Collaborator: US Department of Defense.