About me

The projected demand on ecosystems to supply life support to 9 billion people by 2050 has led to policies and investments aimed at securing the natural infrastructure that supplies climate stability, water, and food.

Advances in ecology have made quantifying the societal value of natural infrastructure increasingly possible, using metrics that describe water supply, carbon storage, scenic beauty, and biodiversity.

My research interests are to create and test tools that quantify the value of natural infrastructure, like green spaces in cities and forest fragments on farms, across the agricultural and urban ecosystems that cover more than half the Earth’s land surface.