Applications and Potential of Ecosystem Services Valuation within USDA – Advancing the Science
A USDA sponsored workshop in Washington DC April 23-24, 2019
The goal of the workshop is to provide decision makers, researchers, and other stakeholders with an understanding of how innovative methods in economics, advances in theory, and access to new and existing data can be used to improve the valuation of ecosystem services associated with USDA programs and policies.
When: April 23 and 24, 2019
Where: 355 E St SW, Washington DC
Despite several decades of work and the development of a well-established literature, significant gaps remain. These knowledge gaps limit the ability of USDA to measure the value of ecosystem services delivered by its programs and policies. The workshop will explore new methods, data, and approaches to valuing ecosystem services and applying the results to Federal programs and policies.
The workshop will feature about 20 presentations, with a mix of invited papers and submitted papers (the current schedule).
Submitting a Paper?
- Deadline: November 15, 2018 (the complete timeline)
- Format: An abstract of 1000 words or less
- How: Send an email with your abstract to EcoServices_Values@fs.fed.us
Are you interested in attending?
- We will start accepting registrations in January 2019
- Registration is free! Coffee and box lunches will be provided
- We encourage USDA and other government policy makers and analysts to attend
A stipend (that should cover travel and lodging expenses up to $1,500) will be granted to each paper's main presenter. Conference organizers will work with presenters who are Federal employees to support travel to this workshop within their Agencies.
We are planning on publishing workshop papers in proceedings, or in a special issue of a journal (the details will be announced later).
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