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Linking Ecological, Economic & Social Systems

Human-side of Restoration Webinar: Linking Ecological, Economic & Social Systems

The first webinar in the Human-side of Restoration Webinar Series was held December 10, 2013. We discussed learning objectives of the entire series, provided background information on key concepts from social science, and learned how some researchers and managers are incorporating ecological services into vulnerability assessments and restoration projects.


Introduction to the Webinar Series

Linking Ecological, Economic & Social Systems to Inform Restoration Planning

Michael Hand, Research Economist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station


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Speaker Bios

Michael Hand

Research Economist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 200 East Broadway Missoula, MT 59802. 406-329-3375. Contact Michael Hand

Michael Hand's research is primarily in two areas: (1) risk-based approaches to wildland fire planning and mitigation and (2) the valuation of ecosystem services. He is currently working on a project to assess the vulnerability of ecosystem services to climate change in the Pacific Northwest. Michael graduated with his PhD in Economics from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.