Researcher Profile

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Alexandra Thompson

Research Associate and GIS Research Coordinator


Alexandra Thompson brings a distinctive skillset to RFF through her training in urban and regional planning. Her graduate work on local ecosystem service provision through an intersection of traditional planning, environmental economics, and spatial analysis gives her a unique perspective on problem solving through research. Her work seeks to improve the understanding of complex environmental problems through the creative use and analysis of spatial data. Thompson’s current research includes the valuation of remotely sensed data, impacts of oil and gas development on water use, invasive species monitoring and control, cross-boundary management of environmental challenges, sea level rise impacts, and more.

Thompson is in RFF’s Land, Water, and Nature Program.

Recent Work

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