Core team:

Taylor Ricketts

University of Vermont

Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Professor

He is interested in connecting rigorous interdisciplinary research with real-world conservation problems, both in Vermont and worldwide. His recent focus has been the economic benefits provided to people by forests, wetlands, reefs, and other natural areas. He works on understanding how ecosystems provide these benefits, what they are worth (and to whom), and how they might change in the future. Other interests include global patterns of biodiversity, conservation planning, ecological economics, and community and landscape ecology.

Most recent papers:

Exposure to urban parks improves affect and reduces negativity on Twitter.

Aaron Schwartz, Peter Sheridan Dodds, Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, Chris Danforth, Taylor Ricketts. Preprint, 2018.
[pdf] [arXiv]