I am the Director of the Environmental Program and a Fellow of the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont. My research and fieldwork lie at the nexus of conservation, development, natural resource economics and human behavior. I am the author of over 85 peer-reviewed articles on topics such as poverty, health, ecosystem services and biological conservation. I am the author of two books, Valuing Ecosystem Services (Earthscan, London, 2008) and A Field Guide to Economics for Conservationists (Roberts and Company, 2015). In 2013 I was a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellow. When I’m not working, I spend most of my time enjoying the Vermont outdoors with my wife and three children.