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.
Research Associate and GIS Research Coordinator
Estimating the Impact of Drought on Agriculture Using the U.S. Drought Monitor
The Value of Remotely Sensed Information: The Case of a GRACE-Enhanced Drought Severity Index
Threatened Protection: Sea Level Rise and Coastal Protected Lands of the Eastern United States
This article examines US coastal protected lands and the potential consequences and associated reductions in ecosystem services from sea level rise in the context of current funding and adaptation planning for conservation.