2022 NAREA Post-Conference Workshop 

June 14-15, 2022

Ecosystem Services Foundations for Resilient Communities:
Agriculture, Land Use, Coasts and Energy for Human Well-Being

Workshop coordinators: Stephen Swallow, Charles Towe, and Sandro Steinbach, University of Connecticut

Program Overview

(Click here for Workshop Guide with abstracts)

6/14/2022 (Tuesday)


Plenary Speaker: Katharine Sims

"Towards Equity in land protection policy: what can economists contribute?"


Paper Session 1


“Gathering a Bountiful Harvest: Ecosystem Service Synergies in Urban Community Gardens”

Ashmita Das  (State University of New York- Environmental Science and Forestry)

Theresa Selfa (State University of New York- Environmental Science and Forestry)


“Valuing Ecosystem Services from Restoring Ancient Irrigation Systems: An Application Comparing Labor vs. Monetary Payments for Choice Experiments” 

Sahan Dissanayake (Portland State University)

Shamen Vidanage (University of Kelaniya)


“Incentivizing the production of ecosystem Services on working lands: The opportunities and challenges of funding “nature’s contributions to people” across an urbanized region” 

Mario Reinaldo Machado (University of Vermont)

Alicia Coleman (University of Connecticut)


Coffee Break


Paper Session 2


“Tradeoffs Between Indigenous Forest and Exotic Production Forest in New Zealand” 

Patrick Walsh (US EPA, National Center for Environmental Economics)

Tarek Soliman (Scotland’s Rural College, Edinburgh)

Adam Daigneault (University of Maine)


“Intergenerational Livelihood Dependence on ecosystem services: a descriptive analysis of ivory palm in coastal Ecuador” 

Jorge Salgado (Pontifical Catholic University)

Rommel Montufar (Pontifical Catholic University)

Jacob Gehrung (Resilient Buildings Group, Inc.)

Shady S. Atallah (University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign)


“Structural Estimation of Use and Non-Use Values for Water Quality Improvements” 

Hyunjung Kim (Michigan State University)


Pre-dinner cocktail reception




6/15/2022 (Wednesday)




Plenary Speaker: Peter Groffman

"How reliable – and net beneficial – is the green in green infrastructure?"


Paper Session 3


“National Water Quality Values and Policy-Relevant Stated Preference Estimates”

Patrick Walsh (US EPA, National Center for Environmental Economics, Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research)

Dennis Guignet (Appalachian State University)

Pamela Booth (Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research)


“Residential mobility and the value of coastal water quality restoration” 

Emma Donnolley (Loyola University Chicago)

Richard T. Melstrom (Loyola University Chicago)


“Empirical Evaluation of Non-Point Source Pollution Abatement- is an Improvement Detectable?”

Max Pohlman (Pennsylvania State University)

Katherine Y. Zipp (Pennsylvania State University)


Coffee Break


Paper Session 4


“A climate- ecological-economic model to assess the cost-effectiveness of agri-environment schemes under climate change: the case of meadow bird conservation in Northern Germany” 

Charlotte Gerling (Bradenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Sentfenberg)

Martin Drechsler (Bradenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research)

Klaus Keuler (Bradenburg University of Technolgoy Cottbus-Senftenberg)

Frank Watzold (Bradenburg University of Technolgoy Cottbus-Senftenberg)


“Willingness to Pay for Fuels Treatment for Forest Fire Risk Reduction at Lake Tahoe” 

Kimberly Rollins (University of Connecticut)

Muhammed Umer Zahid (University of Connecticut)

Michael H. Taylor (University of Nevada, Reno)


“United States Citizens Usage, Preferences, and Willingness to Pay for Green Rooftop Installations on Commercial Buildings”

Natalie Meyer (University of Rhode Island)

Simona Trandafir (University of Rhode Island)


Lunch with Closing Panel

Moderator: Stephen Swallow (University of Connecticut)


James O’Donnell (Connecticut Institute for Resilience & Adaptation, University of Connecticut)

Peter Groffman (City Universtiy of New York Advanced Science Research Center)


(Click here for Workshop Guide with abstracts)

Workshop sponsored by ...

US Department of Agriculture - National Institute of Food and Agriculture and Economic Research Service

Questions may be emailed to the NAREA Workshop Committee (Stephen Swallow, Charles Towe, and Sandro Steinbach) at NAREA-Workshop-2022@uconn.edu

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