Land, Water, and Nature
Our Land, Water, and Nature Program works to build healthy and productive natural systems that are resilient to a changing climate and support a thriving economy.
Examining the threats posed to the diversity of species
Disasters, Resilience, and Adaptation
Building resilience and adapting to a changing world
Earth Observations and Space
Quantifying the benefits of earth observations
Developing environmental management solutions
Evaluating global fisheries management programs and policies
Evaluating regional forest management policies, considering costs and goals
Public and Private Lands
Examining the way natural, rural, and urban land is used and managed
Informing effective water management policies, from water rights to quality
Journal Article — Aug 9, 2019
Classifying fishing behavioral diversity using high-frequency movement data
An approach to effective fisheries management where “big data” routinely collected by many fisheries agencies can be used in a data-driven framework to classify fishers into discrete behavioral types.
Working Paper — Jul 11, 2019
The Cost-Effectiveness of Satellite Earth Observations to Inform a Post-Wildfire Response
This study demonstrates the cost-effectiveness of using satellite imagery to assess burned areas and prioritize response measures after a wildfire; it shows that, by using Landsat imagery, federal agencies can save up to $7.7 million per year in post-fire costs.
Journal Article — Jul 5, 2019
Quantifying uncertainty about future antimicrobial resistance: Comparing structured expert judgment and statistical forecasting methods
The increase of multidrug resistance and resistance to last-line antibiotics is a major global public health threat. This article uses the Classical Model of structured expert judgment to elicit projections with uncertainty bounds of resistance rates.
Webinar — Jan 17, 2019
Using the Social Cost of Carbon to Value Earth Observing Systems
Presented at the RFF-CMCC European Institute
Workshop/Seminar — Dec 4, 2018
Measuring the Cost: Exploring the Impacts of Water Pollution
Resources for the Future and the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future of Cornell University host Measuring the Cost: Exploring the Impacts of Water Pollution.
Workshop/Seminar — Sep 25, 2018
Exploring the Future of the Endangered Species Act
This event explored what the future of the Endangered Species Act means for our environment and economy.
Media Highlight — Aug 22, 2019
"The case for ‘managed retreat’ in the face of climate change"
Margaret Walls is quoted in a Cosmos Magazine article on 'managed retreat' as a response to climate change.
Press Release — Aug 20, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio on the Trump Administration's Proposed Changes to the Endangered Species Act, with Ya-Wei Li
In this podcast, Ya-Wei Li discusses the Trump administration's proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act.
Press Release — Jul 23, 2019
New Episode of Resources Radio on Diversity in the Environmental Movement, with Dorceta Taylor
Daniel Raimi and Dorceta Taylor discuss the lack of diversity in the environmental sphere in this new episode of Resources Radio.