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Contact Natasha James
My current work as a Research Economist focuses on the mechanism design of domestic and international forest conservation programs. There are numerous mechanisms used to incentivize landowners to implement sustainable forest management practices including, community based conservation (CBC) and payment for ecosystem services (PES) programs. As no two places are exactly alike, each program is unique in its implementation. My research answers questions surrounding: (1) how well the mechanism in place delivers the program objectives and (2) how the current program can be improved to deliver conservation or development goals.
- North Carolina State University, Ph.D. Forestry Minor: Economics 2018
- North Carolina State University, M.S. Natural Resources Economics and Management Technical Option 2013
- University of Georgia, B.S. Environmental Science Environmental Economics and Management 2009
- McNulty, Steven ; Baca, Aurelia ; Bowker, Michael ; Brantley, Steven ; Dreaden, Tyler ; Golladay, Steven W.; Holmes, Tom ; James, Natasha ; Liu, Shan ; Lucardi, Rima ; Mayfeld, Albert ; Sun, Ge ; Treasure, Emrys ; Conner, L. Mike; Smith, Lora L.; Vose, James M. 2019. Managing Effects of Drought in the Southeast United States.
- James, Natasha A. 2019. Using agent-based models to examine implications of introducing conservation auctions in Costa Rica: overview, design concepts, and details (ODD) protocol for a conservation auction agent-based model (CA-ABM).
- James, Natasha A.; Abt, Robert C.; Abt, Karen L.; Sheffield, Raymond M.; Cubbage, Fredrick W. 2012. Forecasting sustainability: growth to removals ratio dynamics.