Researcher Profile

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Leonard A. Shabman

Senior Fellow

Topics of Interest

Leonard Shabman joined RFF in 2002 as a resident scholar after three decades as a faculty member at Virginia Tech. He also held positions at the United States Water Resources Council as a scientific advisor to the assistant secretary of the Army, Civil Works; a visiting scholar at the National Academy of Sciences; and an Arthur Maass-Gilbert White Scholar at the Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources.

Shabman’s current work balances time spent in research with advisory activities in order to have a direct bearing on the design and execution of water and related resources policy. His ongoing work focuses on evaluation protocols for large-scale ecosystem restoration projects, with a special focus on the Everglades and coastal Louisiana, increased effectiveness of national flood risk management programs, and design of market-like programs for water quality and wetlands management.

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


BS, University of Massachusetts, 1967
MS, Cornell University, 1969
PhD, Cornell University, 1972

Recent Work

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