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Rebecca Epanchin-Niell
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202-328-5069
epanchin-niell@rff.org
RESEARCH TOPICS
 
AWARDS

National Science Foundation, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, U.C. Davis Biological Invasions, Graduate Fellowship (2004-2007)

University of California, Davis, Outstanding Graduate Scholar Fellowship (2004-2005)

University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Applied Economics and Statistics Outstanding Graduate Student (2003)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

Research Fellow, Resources for the Future, Washington D.C. (Oct 2010 – present)

Post Doctoral Scholar, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis (Sep 2009 – Sep 2010)

Graduate Student Researcher, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Davis (Sep 2007 - Aug 2009); Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Nevada, Reno (2001-2003); Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno (1998-2001)

National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Trainee, University of California, Davis, Biological Invasions IGERT (2004-2007)

Lecturer/Instructor, “Economics of Public Lands Resources,” Department of Resource Economics, University of Nevada, Reno (2004)

Research Associate, Department of Resource Economics, University of Nevada, Reno (2003- 2004)

Biological Consultant (2000-2003)

Biological Research Technician, Biological Resources Research Center, University of Nevada, Reno (1997-1998)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Member:

Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

American Agricultural Economics Association

Society for Conservation Biology

Ecological Society of America

PUBLIC SERVICE

Referee: Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Theoretical Ecology, Journal of Environmental Management

Mentor: Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, N.S.F. (2008-2009)

Co-organizer: 10th Annual Bay Area Conservation Biology Symposium (Apr 2008); Yellow Starthistle Symposium, U.C. Davis (Sep 2006); U.C. Davis Environmental & Resource Economics Seminar (2005-2006)

Treasurer: Society for Conservation Biology, U.C. Davis Chapter (2006-2007)
Departmental Representative: U.C. Davis Graduate Student Association (2004-2005)

Featured Publications
Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean: Prioritizing Policies
Blackman, A., R. Epanchin-Niell, J. Siikamaki, and D. Velez-Lopez
Washington DC: Environment for Sustainability RFF Press | 2014
 
Designing Efficient Surveys: Spatial Arrangement of Sample Points for Detection of Invasive Species
Berec, L., J. Kean, Epanchin-Niell, R.S., R. Haight, and A. Liebhold.
Biological Invasions | July 2014
 
Independent and Cooperative Management of Invasive Species in Human-Mediated Landscapes.
Rebecca Epanchin-Niell and Jim Wilen
American Journal of Agricultural Economics | May 2014
 
Designing cost-efficient surveillance for early-detection and control of multiple invading species
R. Epanchin-Niell, E. Brockerhoff, J. Kean, and J. Turner
Ecological Applications | 2014
 
Optimal surveillance and eradication of invasive species in heterogeneous landscapes
Epanchin-Niell, R.S., R. Haight, L. Berec, J. Kean, and A. Liebhold.
Ecology Letters | July 2012. | Vol. 2012, No. 15. | pp. 803-812.
 
Bioeconomic synergism between tactics for insect eradication in the presence of Allee effects
Blackwood, J., L. Berec, T. Yamanaka, R. Epanchin-Niell, A. Hastings, and A. Liebhold.
Proceedings of the Royal Society B | 2012 | Vol. 279, No. 1739. | pp. 2807-2815
 
Optimal spatial control of biological invasions
Rebecca Epanchin-Niell and James Wilen
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management | 2012 | Vol. 63, No. 2. | 260-270. | Related Discussion Paper 11-07
 
Controlling Invasive Species in Complex Social Landscapes
R.S. Epanchin-Niell, M. Hufford, C. Aslan, J. Sexton, J. Port, T. Waring
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment | 2010 | Vol. 8 | pp. 210-216
 
Controlling Established Invaders: Integrating Economics and Spread Dynamics to Determine Optimal Management
Rebecca S. Epanchin-Niell, Alan Hastings
Ecology Letters | April 2010 | Vol. 13, No. 4 | pp. 528-541
 
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